The friends of Frank Jenkins Jr. (1903-1974) are proud to announce the establishment of the Frank Jenkins Jr. Fellowship in Labor Studies at the University of Washington.

Frank Jenkins Jr. – grandson of a runaway slave, first son of a Buffalo Soldier and a native Filipina, and a member of the first known Filipino family in the Puget Sound region – was a lifelong civil rights and union rights activist.

One of the first African Americans to hold a leadership role within the International Longshore and Warehouse Union, Jenkins spent 49 years on the Seattle waterfront as a member of ILWU Local 19.

The Jenkins Fellowship in Labor Studies will honor and preserve Frank's lifelong commitment to the causes of social and economic justice through financial support for students at the University of Washington.

The fellowship will be formerly announced at the Bridges Center's Annual Labor Studies Awards Banquet on Sunday, November 11, 2018. The first fellowship recipient will be awarded in fall of 2019.


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Make a Donation On-Line

Donations to the Frank Jenkins Fellowship Fund may be made securely with a credit card by following the instructions below.



Make a Donation By Check

To make a contribution by check, please make out your check to "UW Foundation - Jenkins Fund," and mail it to:

Harry Bridges Center for Labor Studies
University of Washington
UW Box 353530
Seattle, WA 98195-3530

Questions? Please contact the Bridges Center at (206) 543-7946 or



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