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Honorable Howard Jenkins, Jr. – Mr. NLRB

As the first African American on the National Labor Relations Board, Howard Jenkins, Jr., served under five presidents. He wrote 40,000 decisions and dissents as he pursued his personal mission “to help them discover blacks in the industrial work force, and to get it firmly fixed in our national labor policy that discrimination on the basis of race or sex is an unfair labor practice.”

Howard Jenkins

This online exhibit was originally created in 1999 by Thyria Wilson and Emily Hnath. It was updated by Esti Shay in 2008. The old version of the exhibit, with pictures, can still be viewed here.

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