Civil rights leader Vel Phillips honored for her work to build a better community in Milwaukee

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MILWAUKEE (WITI) — Vel Phillips — a civil rights leader in Milwaukee, and the first African-American woman to serve as Wisconsin’s Secretary of State was honored Thursday evening, January 29th.

Phillips was recognized for her work to build a better community in Milwaukee.

The event at the Milwaukee Art Museum also featured a preview of a documentary about Phillips called “Vel Phillips: Dream Big Dreams.”

The documentary premieres across the state on Wisconsin Public Television on February 16th.

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  • Taxpayer

    poor lady someone tell her it’s a lost cause the black community will never get better because they don’t want too. Their happy with their free handouts from worst president ever.

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