Founder of African American museum,Sadie Roberts-Joseph found dead in trunk of car

Baton Rouge community ICON AND founder of an African-American history museum in Louisiana, Sadie Roberts-Joseph, 75 was found dead in the trunk of a car on Friday night.

According to report, the 75-year-old founder of The Odell S. Williams Now & Then Museum of African American History was found in a car on the 2300 block of North 20th Street, just 3.5 miles away from her home. A cause of death is still unknown.

Baton Rouge police Sgt. L’Jean McKneely said Saturday that investigators are waiting for a coroner to determine the exact cause of Roberts-Joseph’s death.

Sadie Roberts-Joseph

The museum she founded in 2001 features exhibits on growing cotton, black entrepreneurship, and a 1953 bus from the Baton Rouge’s civil rights boycotts.

Ms. Sadie was a tireless advocate of peace in the community. We had opportunities to work with her on so many levels … 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.”

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