Founder of African American History Museum Found Dead In Trunk of Car
Sadie Roberts-Joseph,75, opened her museum in 2001 and was a beloved figure throughout the city of Baton Rouge.
The Baton Rouge Police Department said in a statement:
“Ms. Sadie was a tireless advocate of peace..Ms. Sadie is a treasure to our community, she will be missed by BRPD and her loss will be felt in the community she served…Our detectives are working diligently to bring the person or persons responsible for this heinous act to justice.”
Roberts-Joseph’s death was a huge loss for the city. An advocate for positive change that will be missed in her community.
“She was what was right about Baton Rouge and the magnitude of her loss to our whole community is a testament to that,” they said in a statement. “While her death is a tragedy, it would be an even greater injustice to let her death overshadow her tremendous life that left behind a legacy of activism and black pride that endeared her to the Baton Rouge community.”