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Backpacks honoring slain Baton Rouge activist Sadie Roberts-Joseph will be donated to 200 students | The Advocate

Backpacks honoring slain Baton Rouge activist Sadie Roberts-Joseph will be donated to 200 students | The Advocate

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East Baton Rouge Sheriff Sid Gautreaux and the Professional Athletes Supporting Students organization will donate 200 backpacks to students in memory of slain civil rights activist Sadie Roberts-Joseph.

The body of Roberts-Joseph, 75, a longtime community leader, was discovered on July 12. One of her tenants, Ronn Jermaine Bell, has been arrested in the case.

The backpacks will be distributed on Aug. 9 at BREC’s Howell Place gym at the Exxon-Mobil YMCA at 7717 Howell Blvd.


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