Mike Zepeda



Age: 78


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