Lucinda L. Jasper Scholarship Fund

Lucinda L. Jasper Scholarship Fund

Mrs. Lucinda L. Jasper (1930-1993) was an educator, mother, wife, and civil rights activist.

As a military spouse, Mrs. Jasper taught in schools across the nation. Mrs. Jasper, accompanying her husband to each new assignment, taught in schools on military installations, in public schools and in Catholic schools in Texas, Washington state, Oklahoma, and South Carolina. When she returned to the National Capital area Mrs. Jasper began to teach in the Archdiocese of Washington D.C.

She spent more than thirty-five years teaching children at several Catholic schools in the Archdiocese of Washington D.C. which included St. Anthony’s, Holy Redeemer, Our Lady of Perpetual Help, St. Thomas More, and Holy Comforter.

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

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.

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