Richmond Dunn

He was the first Black Police Juror

Richmond Dunn was a businessperson of the Reconstruction era. He was born in 1835 in Hampton Arkansas, came to Monroe as a slave and became wealthy when his master freed him and gave him a large portion of his land upon his death, which included a cotton gin.

He served as Justice of the Peace and a member of the Parish Police Jury. During 1870’s he served on many committees with whites as a spokesman for the Negro people.