Tribute to Sadie Roberts-Joseph

PASS is continuing the legacy of Sadie Roberts-Joseph who was found dead in the trunk of her car on July 12, 2019. She was 75. Ms. Roberts-Joseph, was the founder of the Baton Rouge African American History Museum and organized the city’s Juneteenth celebrations.

East Baton Rouge Sheriff Sid Gautreaux and PASS (Professional Athletes Supporting Students) will be donating 200 backpacks to students in the community in honor of Sadie Roberts-Joseph, the late founder of the Baton Rouge African American History Museum.

Donations to PASS will allow for community events to continue Ms Roberts-Joseph legacy and giving additional youth commemorative backpacks.

Keep Sadie’s Memory Alive

Donate and receive a commemorative backpack, or sponsor the backpack giveaway for community youth.

PASS Tribute to Sadie Roberts-Joseph

PASS created this video in honor of Sadie Roberts-Joseph, the late founder of the Baton Rouge African American History Museum. The video is a collection of media from news reports, family and friends. It is set to the 1974 classic Sadie by The Spinners.
  • Remember

    “Miss Sadie was a leader and a woman of purpose. She was a woman who loved her community and dedicated her life to making our community better.”

    Lyman White
    Professional Athletes Supporting Students
  • “I’ve known and loved Miss Sadie for years and I really admired and respected her for her dedication to education and young people. She was an advocate for change. She was just a beam of light. A ray of hope. They tried to silence Miss Sadie, but her voice will continue to be strong through the countless people she’s touched. She’s gone, but her contributions to the community will never be forgotten.”

    Sid Gautreaux
    East Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff
Baton Rouge African-American Museum

Baton Rouge African-American Museum

The Odell S. Williams Now And Then African-American History Museum or the Baton Rouge African-American Museum, is a non-profit museum of African-American history and heritage. The museum is named for Odell S. Williams, an educator in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. Founded by Sadie Roberts-Joseph in 2001, the museum remains the only museum dedicated to African and African American history in the city. The museum celebrates Juneteenth, Black History Month, and American history year round. 538 South Boulevard Baton Rouge, LA  (225) 343-4431

“Culture is the glue that holds a people together. Take a step back in time and leap into your future.” Sadie Roberts-Joseph

Keep Sadie’s Memory Alive

Donate and receive a commemorative backpack, or sponsor the backpack giveaway for community youth.

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Keep Sadie’s Memory Alive

Donate and receive a commemorative backpack, or sponsor the backpack giveaway for community youth.