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Title:Vel Phillips

Encyclopedia article about Vel Phillips, lawyer and activist in the women's and civil rights movements. Phillips was active in the National Association for Colored People (NAACP) and attended Howard University before returning to Wisconsin for Law School. She served as alderman for fifteen years, was appointed to the Milwaukee County judiciary, and was elected secretary of state in Wisconsin, the first woman and first African American to do so.

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Types:Texts (document genres) | Articles
Subjects:Phillips, Vel R., 1924- | African American women judges--Wisconsin--Biography | African American lawyers--Wisconsin--Biography | African American civil rights workers--Wisconsin--Biography | Legislators--Wisconsin--Biography | Women social reformers--Wisconsin--Biography | Wisconsin
Collection:Topics in Wisconsin History
Institution:Wisconsin Historical Society
Contributors:Wisconsin Historical Society
Online Publisher:[Madison, Wis.] : Wisconsin Historical Society
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