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Anne Ashmore-Hudson

Psychologist Anne Ashmore-Hudson was born on June 23, 1942, in Atlanta, Georgia, to Willie Mae, a businesswoman, and Clifford Ashmore, executive vice principal of Grady High School. Ashmore-Hudson received his B.A. degrees in English and psychology from Spelman College in Atlanta in 1963, and his M.A. and Ph.D. degrees in clinical psychology in 1979 from the University of California, Berkeley.

A licensed clinical psychologist, Ashmore-Hudson founded, and for eight years was president, of Urban Psychological Associates in Brookline, Massachusetts, the first minority firm in the Northeast to contract with industry to provide employee assistance services. A valued member of academia, Ashmore-Hudson was a visiting scholar at the E. Franklin Frazier Institute for Social Research in the School of Social Work at Howard University, where she focused on the link between present-day psychopathology and the psychological trauma of slavery. Ashmore-Hudson also taught at San Francisco State University and Boston College, and was a visiting fellow of the W. E. B. Du Bois Institute at Harvard University from 1985 to 1987.

Ashmore-Hudson served on the boards of the Washington Ballet; the Sasha Bruce Youthworks; the Massachusetts School of Professional Psychology; the United Way of Massachusetts; and the Roxbury Community College Foundation. Ashmore-Hudson also served as the president of the Potomac chapter of Links. Ashmore-Hudson's numerous honors included receiving the Clark-Atlanta University Civil Rights Award, and being named YWCA Volunteer of the Year. Ashmore-Hudson published articles in several magazines and journals, and was a popular guest lecturer, panel participant, and media consultant.

Ashmore-Hudson was married in 1990 to James L. Hudson; the couple raised one son, Alan Poussaint, and two stepdaughters, Ayanna and Julia Hudson.

Accession Number

A2003.176

Sex

Female

Interview Date

8/1/2003

Last Name

Ashmore-Hudson

Maker Category
Marital Status

Married

Schools

Public

Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic School

Howard High School

Palmer Memorial Institute

Spelman College

Simmons College School of Social Work

University of California, Berkeley

The Howard School

Speakers Bureau

Yes

Speakers Bureau Availability

Days

First Name

Anne

Birth City, State, Country

Atlanta

HM ID

ASH01

Speakers Bureau Preferred Audience

Adults

Speakers Bureau Honorarium

Yes - Negotiable

Favorite Season

Spring

Speaker Bureau Notes

Honorarium Specifics: Depends on audience-- whether non-profit or for-profit

Preferred Audience: Adults

State

Georgia

Favorite Vacation Destination

Santa Fe, New Mexico

Favorite Quote

My Buddhist Mantra

Bio Photo
Speakers Bureau Region State

District of Columbia

Birth Date

6/23/1942

Birth Place Term
Speakers Bureau Region City

Washington

Country

United States

Favorite Food

Broccoli

Short Description

Clinical psychologist Anne Ashmore-Hudson (1942 - ) is the founder Urban Psychological Associates. Anne Ashmore-Hudson has taught at San Francisco State University, was a visiting scholar at the E. Franklin Frazier Institute for Social Research in the School of Social Work at Howard University, and was a visiting fellow of the W. E. B. Du Bois Institute at Harvard University.

Employment

Urban Psychological Services

E. Franklin Frazier Institute for Social Research, Howard University

Delete

Boston College

Favorite Color

Melon

DAStories

Tape: 1 Story: 1 - Slating of Anne Ashmore-Hudson interview

Tape: 1 Story: 2 - Anne Ashmore-Hudson's favorites

Tape: 1 Story: 3 - Anne Ashmore-Hudson describes her mother's background

Tape: 1 Story: 4 - Anne Ashmore-Hudson describes her father's background

Tape: 1 Story: 5 - Anne Ashmore-Hudson discusses her parents' relationship

Tape: 1 Story: 6 - Anne Ashmore-Hudson discusses issues of racial identity from her childhood

Tape: 1 Story: 7 - Anne Ashmore-Hudson begins to describe her childhood environs, Atlanta, Georgia, part 1

Tape: 1 Story: 8 - Anne Ashmore-Hudson continues to describe her childhood environs, Atlanta, Georgia, part 2

Tape: 1 Story: 9 - Anne Ashmore-Hudson names the schools she attended

Tape: 2 Story: 1 - Anne Ashmore-Hudson recalls her grade school experience

Tape: 2 Story: 2 - Anne Ashmore-Hudson describes her high school experience

Tape: 2 Story: 3 - Anne Ashmore-Hudson discusses her college prospects

Tape: 2 Story: 4 - Anne Ashmore-Hudson discusses her participation in sit-ins as a Spelman College student

Tape: 3 Story: 1 - Anne Ashmore-Hudson remembers inspirational figures from her college years

Tape: 3 Story: 2 - Anne Ashmore-Hudson explains how her background and personality led to her activism

Tape: 3 Story: 3 - Anne Ashmore-Hudson remembers historian Howard Zinn and his wife from her college years

Tape: 3 Story: 4 - Anne Ashmore-Hudson recalls her stay in Africa during college

Tape: 3 Story: 5 - Anne Ashmore-Hudson discusses the development of her academic interests

Tape: 3 Story: 6 - Anne Ashmore-Hudson discusses her social work efforts in San Francisco, California.

Tape: 3 Story: 7 - Anne Ashmore-Hudson discusses her graduate school experience at UC Berkeley

Tape: 3 Story: 8 - Anne Ashmore-Hudson discusses her involvement in jury selection for the Angela Davis trial

Tape: 3 Story: 9 - Anne Ashmore-Hudson discusses her marriage to psychiatrist Alvin Poussaint

Tape: 4 Story: 1 - Anne Ashmore-Hudson discusses the Association of Black Psychologists

Tape: 4 Story: 2 - Anne Ashmore-Hudson discusses her research interests

Tape: 4 Story: 3 - Anne Ashmore-Hudson reflects on issues from her therapy practice

Tape: 4 Story: 4 - Anne Ashmore-Hudson reflects on current issues around racial identity

Tape: 4 Story: 5 - Anne Ashmore-Hudson expresses her hopes and concerns for the black community

Tape: 5 Story: 1 - Anne Ashmore-Hudson begins to discuss her adoption of two young children

Tape: 5 Story: 2 - Anne Ashmore-Hudson continues to discuss her children

Tape: 5 Story: 3 - Anne Ashmore-Hudson discusses her divorce from Alvin Poussaint

Tape: 5 Story: 4 - Anne Ashmore-Hudson discusses divorce in today's society

Tape: 5 Story: 5 - Anne Ashmore-Hudson discusses opportunities for changing society

Tape: 5 Story: 6 - Anne Ashmore-Hudson discusses the impact of activist Robert Moses

Tape: 5 Story: 7 - Anne Ashmore-Hudson talks about individual involvement in social change