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