Vel Phillips: Dream Big Dreams

Re-aired February 2017

The story of one remarkable woman and the struggles she undertook to build a better community. Discover civil rights activist Vel Phillips - the nation's first African American, and woman, elected to executive office in state government, and one of the pioneers of the civil rights era - in this documentary from Wisconsin Public Television.

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About the Show

"Vel Phillips: Dream Big Dreams" tells the story of a remarkable woman and the struggles she undertook to build a better community, while conveying the parallel story of one American community and its struggles and responses to the national civil rights movement of the 1960s.

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