Ann Todd Jealous

Ann Todd Jealous’ interest in human rights began at age thirteen when she joined the first group to desegregate a previously all-white public high school for girls in Baltimore. Attending Antioch College and American University and fighting for civil rights taught her about hatred, fear, ignorance, arrogance and the powerful courage of allies.

As a Peace Corps Volunteer in the Philippines in the 1960s, she witnessed social oppression in another country. Forty-six years of interracial marriage and co-parenting with a conscious and loving husband opened her heart to white racial grief.

Photo by: Leah Washington

Teaching college students and nearly thirty years of work in psychotherapy and diversity training provided innumerable stories and the privilege of facilitating healing for more than a thousand white people. Ann is a life member of the NAACP, an organization of which her son, Benjamin Todd Jealous, is the National President and CEO.

6 thoughts on “Ann Todd Jealous

  1. Dear Ann!
    I just got a bulk email from your son, Benjamin, wherein I *just* learned of his accomplishments (you must be so proud of him!) and yours! I see you’ve co-authored a book (which I just ordered). I am very eager to read it.
    I hope you remember me. You’re the best therapist I’ve ever been blessed to meet. Thank you!

    • hello Cherie – i’ve just seen your note and it is good to hear from you. i do remember you! :-) thanks for the kudos and for your interest in Combined Destinies. i hope you are very well and that you’ll let me know what you think of the book.

  2. Hello Ann — Cecelia Epperson sent me the notice of your book. What a fabulous evening this is, on two accounts. First, to re-establish contact with someone I have thought about all these years. Second, to congratulate you on what looks to be a fantastic book that I will want to use in class. I am still teaching–African Am history at the U of Pittsburgh.

    larryglasco@gmail.com

  3. Hello Ann: I’m Larry Glasco’s sister and i met you when the both of you were students at Antioch. I’m going to the book store today and either buy the book or order it. Congrats on your son’s position with the NAACP. Antiochians always seem to be in the vanguard in what is going on in the world today. Laurence is doing great things with his writing, research and teaching>at U of Pitt.

    Esther Glasco

  4. Thanks for reaching out, Esther. I’ve sent Larry a photo of your family when I visited during our Antioch College years. I think he intends to share it with you.
    Thanks, also, for your interest in Combined Destinies. I hope you’ll find value in the book and that you’ll let us know what you think of it.
    Happy Thanksgiving! Ann

  5. I recently read your book “Combines Destinies” and was deeply affected by the touching stories. In conjunction with racism, I have always been curious about what goes in the white consciousness. However, I have never been bold enough to ask how non-African Americans were affected by racism’s poison. Your book answered many of my questions, and it brought a certain unexpected peace. It was as if, everything came full circle for me. I am a young African-American woman, who is in search of knowledge. I think it’s essential as African Americans that we know the full story, because if we don’t, racism can again thrive through jaded one-sided thinking.

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