Sadie Roberts-Joseph

Sadie Roberts-Joseph

Preserve Louisiana joins our community, our state, and our country in mourning the loss of Sadie Roberts-Joseph and in celebrating her invaluable work. Ms. Sadie, one of our 2008 Preservation Award Recipients, worked tirelessly in cultural preservation over several generations.

Michele' Deshotels, Chairperson of Preserve Louisiana's Preservation Awards Committee, shares her appreciation in the following statement: "Ms. Sadie Roberts-Joseph was a historic preservationist widely known throughout Louisiana for her leadership and work in establishing and operating the Odell S. Williams Now and Then African American Museum. The preservation community has lost a valued colleague and friend."

We are committed to working with other community members and partners to support her work moving forward. We extend our condolences to all feeling the weight of this incredible loss.

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