Mural to honor Sadie Roberts Joseph

Sadie Roberts-Joseph

Sadie Roberts-Joseph

Today a mural was made to honor the legacy of Sadie Roberts-Joseph through community service.

“The work that she’s done has had such a big effect on everybody,” Kimberly Braud, Mural Arts Program Coordinator for the walls project, said.

Through the loss… a community comes together to remember Sadie Roberts-Joseph.

“It’s good to see that people really care,” said volunteer and artist Kaleb Jackson.

Artist Kristen Downing says she wants to keep the memory alive.

“Just the love that she gave me welcoming me to Baton Rouge I just felt like I was the right person for the job to paint the mural,” Downing said.  

Downing met Roberts-Joseph about a year ago. She says she often thinks about their time together.

“When I first was opening up my gallery Ms. Sadie came out to one of my mural projects and gave me her blessings and she pretty much dropped some knowledge to,” Downing said.

13-year-old Briana Hamner says even though she’s young, she knew coming out to support the mural was the right thing to do.

“I felt like I was giving back to the community. this was a way to show our appreciation for her,” Hamner said.

Mayor-President Sharon Weston Broome says she believes Roberts-Joseph would be honored to know her work didn’t go un-noticed.

“To see people coming together to uplift the community and to use it through art she would be ecstatic,” Broome said.

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