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The Legacy of Sadie Roberts-Joseph (2019)

Louisiana: The State We're In



Genre: Newsmagazine

Place Covered: Baton Rouge, East Baton Rouge Parish, Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 2019-07-19

Duration: 00:06:26

Subjects: Roberts-Joseph, Sadie, 1944-2019


  • Moreau, Andre Host
  • Fortenberry, Rex Q. Editor
  • Roberts-Joseph, Sadie Interviewee
  • McAllister-LeDuff, Pat Interviewee
  • Broome, Sharon Weston Interviewee
  • Jackson, Fairleigh Interviewee


This segment from the July 19, 2019, episode of the series “Louisiana: The State We’re In” features Andre Moreau’s report on the legacy of Sadie Roberts-Joseph, a community activist and founder of the Odell S. Williams Now and Then African American Museum in Baton Rouge. Roberts-Joseph was murdered on July 12th at age 75. Moreau interviews: Pat McAllister-LeDuff, her niece; East Baton Rouge Parish Mayor-President Sharon Weston Broome; and Fairleigh Jackson, the executive director of Preserve Louisiana. This report also includes excerpts from a 2004 LPB interview with Roberts-Joseph.