Summary: labor activist and civil rights leader who was among those who sued in 1968 to desegregate Corpus Christi Independent School District classes, one of the first cases in the U.S. that identified Mexican-Americans as members of a distinct ethnic minority victimized by discrimination.
Cause of Death: Complications from an aneurysm
Born: May 5, 1925
Died: October 12, 2003
Location: Corpus Christi, Texas