City officials planning Sadie Roberts-Joseph mural to honor Baton Rouge icon's legacy
BATON ROUGE - They mayor's office announced Friday that a piece of art honoring the impact of murdered activist Sadie Roberts-Joseph will go up along Plank Road.
Mayor-President Sharon Weston Broome says the city is partnering with the Walls Project and Build Baton Rouge to paint a mural of Roberts-Jospeh along Plank Road. Members of the mayor's Youth Workforce Experience will paint the mural under the guidance of the Walls Project.
The event is scheduled for 8 a.m. Saturday at the corner of Plank Road and Pawnee Street.
Roberts-Joseph was found dead last Thursday in the trunk of her car. Police arrested a tenant of one of Roberts-Joseph's properties, who they believe killed her over late rent payments he owed.
She founded the Odell S. Williams Now & Then Museum of African-American History in Old South Baton Rouge.
Desktop NewsClick to open Continuous News in a sidebar that updates in real-time.
Catholic lacrosse feeling confident despite loss in state championship
Cole Kelley wins Walter Payton Award
LSU pitcher Matt Beck gets his moment at the plate
Brusly baseball needs extra innings to win regional series with Jennings.
Southern Athletic Director Roman Banks talks about coaching search