Vel Phillips: Dream Big Dreams

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A profile of Vel Phillips, a civil-rights activist who became the first African-American woman to serve as Wisconsin secretary of state after she won a statewide 1978 election. The documentary also details how, in 1956, she became the first African-American and first female alderman on Milwaukee's Common Council; and recalls her work in the 1960s to pas (more…)

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A profile of Vel Phillips, a civil-rights activist who became the first African-American woman to serve as Wisconsin secretary of state after she won a statewide 1978 election. The documentary also details how, in 1956, she became the first African-American and first female alderman on Milwaukee's Common Council; and recalls her work in the 1960s to pass open housing legislation. Included: archival footage; and remarks from family and friends, including Hall of Fame baseball player Hank Aaron.

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