Sadie Roberts-Joseph Bio
Sadie Roberts-Joseph, 75, was the founder and curator of the Baton Rouge African American Museum, which opened in 2001.
This is Sadie Roberts-Joseph and she created a museum celebrating the history of African Americans in Baton Rouge, a city that is over 54% black. She was found in a trunk yesterday at 4pm. She was 75 years old. pic.twitter.com/GSAcpGYv8i
— blakespeare (@B_Fashoo) July 13, 2019
Sadie Roberts-Joseph Age
She was 75 years old.
Sadie Roberts-Joseph Siblings
Somebody really murdered Sadie Roberts-Joseph. She was one of the last black oral street historians of Baton Rouge and dedicated her life to telling the story of freedom fighters in my hometown with the most beautiful art. Rest in Power, Miss Sadie. You didn’t deserve this. https://t.co/0n5Aco3RUP
— Let’s All Be Abolitionists ? (@jaZiFRESH) July 13, 2019
Beatrice Johnson, one of Roberts-Joseph’s 11 siblings, lives two doors down from her sister’s home on a quiet street in Baton Rouge. She said Roberts-Joseph would come by every day. Johnson said her sister came over Friday because “she had mixed some cornbread, but her oven went out, and she brought it here to put in the oven.”
Sadie Roberts-Joseph Founder of African American Museum
Sadie Roberts-Joseph, 75, an activist and founder of an African-American museum in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, was found dead in the trunk of a car. The cause of death is unknown, police say. https://t.co/Ve7uApdBUQ pic.twitter.com/jNaupQtQ2U
— CNN Breaking News (@cnnbrk) July 14, 2019
The Advocate reported Roberts-Joseph was the founder and curator of the Baton Rouge African American Museum, which she started in 2001. The museum sits on the campus of New St. Luke Baptist Church, where Roberts-Joseph’s brother is a pastor.
The museum features African art, exhibits on growing cotton and black inventors as well as a 1953 bus from the period of civil rights boycotts in Baton Rouge. It also has prominent exhibits on President Barack Obama, whose presidency Roberts-Joseph cited as an inspiration to children.
Sadie Roberts-Joseph Peace Advocate
Sadie Roberts-Joseph, 75, was found dead in the trunk of a car in Baton Rouge. She founded the city’s African American history museum and helped jump-start annual Juneteenth celebrations during her work as “a tireless advocate of peace.” https://t.co/ilpEIuc3Kq @theadvocateno
— Mx. Brian Latimer (@briskwalk) July 13, 2019
“Ms. Sadie was a tireless advocate of peace,” the Baton Rouge Police Department posted on its Facebook page, adding: “Our detectives are working diligently to bring the person or persons responsible for this heinous act to justice.”
Sadie Roberts-Joseph Annual Festival
HORRIFIC AND AWFUL: Founder of local African American museum, Sadie Roberts Joseph, found dead in trunk of car @WAFB
Roberts-Joseph also organized an annual Juneteenth festival at the museum, marking the date June 19, 1865, when Union soldiers delivered belated news to Texas that President Abraham Lincoln had signed the Emancipation Proclamation, declaring all Southern slaves free. The document had been finalized more than two years earlier.
Sadie Roberts-Joseph Death
The Baton Rouge Police joins the community in mourning the loss of Ms. Sadie Roberts-Joseph. Ms Sadie was a tireless advocate of peace in the community. https://t.co/HGtkaPVH4s pic.twitter.com/mjIYQYY14V
— Baton Rouge Police (@BRPD) July 13, 2019
A 75-year-old Louisiana woman who founded an African American history museum was discovered dead in the trunk of a car, and police said Saturday that investigators were working diligently to find those responsible.
Baton Rouge police Sgt. L’Jean McKneely said investigators were still waiting for a coroner to determine a cause of death for Sadie Roberts-Joseph after her body was found Friday afternoon.
Sadie Roberts-Joseph Cause of Death
Baton Rouge, Louisiana investigators are working to find those responsible for the death of Sadie Roberts-Joseph, a 75-year-old Black woman, who founded an African-American museum. https://t.co/BpHjRnxZjz
— HuffPost (@HuffPost) July 14, 2019
A cause of death for Sadie Roberts-Joseph is not yet known, Baton Rouge police Sgt. L’Jean McKneely said.