Raised in Houston, Mickey Leland was committed to providing jobs for minorities and health care for the poor. After winning Barbara Jordan's seat in the U.S. Congress in 1978, he fought tirelessly to end global starvation. Read more about Leland and listen to the episode of Texas Originals that aired on KUHF, Houston Public Radio, on December 1, 2012. More»

Mickey Leland during his time in the U.S. Congress. Office of the Clerk, U.S. House of Representatives.