Lucinda Jasper

Lucinda L. JasperMrs. Lucinda L. Jasper (1930-1993) was an educator, mother, wife, and civil rights activist. A military spouse, Mrs. Jasper taught in schools across the nation, but she always said she felt blessed to have spent more than thirty-five years at several Washington, D.C. Catholic schools including St. Anthony’s, Holy Redeemer, Our Lady of Perpetual Help, St. Thomas Moore, and Holy Comforter. Each time Mrs. Jasper accompanied her husband to a new assignment she brought her skills to the schools in that area.  Doing this she taught in schools on military installations and in public and Catholic schools in Texas, Washington state, Oklahoma and South Carolina. Whenever she could, she returned to the National Capital area and the Archdiocese of Washington.

She was active in the civil rights movement in the 1960s, participating in the 1963 March on Washington and a sit-in at People’s Drug Store to desegregate their lunch counters.  During the Poor People’s Campaign in May 1968, Mrs. Jasper taught students at Resurrection City.

Mrs. Jasper is remembered for her warmth, wisdom and understanding nature, especially for her ability to encourage all children to investigate and  appreciate contributions made by those in the past.