Activists Launch Petition to Rename Lee High School After Slain Civil Rights Education Advocate Sadie Roberts-Joseph


BATON ROUGE, La (BRPROUD) — Sadie Roberts-Joseph was a community activist and founder of the Odell S. Williams Now & Then Museum of African-American History

Roberts-Joseph was interested in educating others and making sure all people, no matter their race had access to the museum.

Rev. Alexis Anderson is requesting to rename Lee High School, which was named after Confederate General Robert E Lee.

Rev. Alexis Anderson would like to rename the school after her late friend, Sadie Roberts Joseph.

If you would like to sign the online petition click here:

Roberts-Joseph was found in the truck of her car on July 12, 2019.

One of her tenants, Ronn Bell, was arrested in connection to her death.

Since her death, community members and residents have shared an outpouring of love for her contributions in bringing the community together.

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