HOUMA, La. (AP) — A south Louisiana sheriff is adding photographs of five Black sheriffs from the 19th century to the display of portraits in his office’s waiting room.
Terrebonne Parish Sheriff Tim Soignet plans a ceremony on Monday to add the pictures.
A news release says voters elected three during Reconstruction and two in the 12 years after Reconstruction.
Deputy John DeSantis says researchers were unable to find portraits of three other African American sheriffs who also served between 1870 and 1888.