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Mickey Leland
Mickey Leland died at 44 after serving as a U.S. Congressman for a decade. Courtesy photo
Barbara Friedman and Robert Cozens
Executive producer Barbara Friedman and director Robert Cozens have been working on the film for 1o years.  Photo by Janet Benton
Mickey Leland and Rodney Ellis
The documentary features an interview with state Sen. Rodney Ellis, pictured with Leland when Ellis served as Leland's chief of staff.  Wikimedia Commons
News_16_The Menil Collection opening, June 3, 1987_Mickey Leland _Dominique de Menil
Mickey Leland with Dominque de Menil at the opening of the Menil Collection in 1987. Courtesy of Photo courtesy Crossley & Pogue