- Topics in Wisconsin History
- Vel Phillips
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- African American women judges--Wisconsin--Biography
African American lawyers--Wisconsin--Biography
African American civil rights workers--Wisconsin--Biography
Women social reformers--Wisconsin--Biography
- Phillips, Vel, 1924-2018
- United States, Wisconsin, 44.50024, -90.00041
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- 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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