Mission

The mission of the Mickey Leland Center on World Hunger and Peace at Texas Southern University is to serve as a state and national resource for information on the problems of global hunger and peace.

Texas Southern University is the largest research repository of the political documents and artifacts of the 18th Congressional District of Houston, Texas.

The Leland Center is the custodian of the Mickey Leland Archives and Papers. The Mickey Leland Archives are a collection of the late Congressman Leland's files, photographs, articles, speeches, campaigns and memorabilia. Alison Leland the widow of the late Congressman, donated this collection to Texas Southern University in 1989. A search engine for researchers is being developed for the Center¹s web page and archival material will be available worldwide on the Internet.

The Leland Center exists to continue Mickey’s legacy by providing leadership development and training and by expanding opportunities for students to conduct research, analyze public policy, experience our city, state and nations’ legislative process first-hand, and participate in international studies and projects.

The Leland Center also serves as a conduit for University faculty to interact and interface with the community to create collaborative programs and forums that seek solutions to enduring critical problems concerning hunger, diversity, conflict resolution, reconciliation, and peace.


The Leland Center is tax exempt under Sections 501 (c)(3) and 170(c)(1) of the Internal Revenue Code. In addition, The Mickey Leland Center is exempt from taxation based on Article 7150, Texas Civil statutes, and Section 11. 11 of the Texas Tax Code.

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