Vel Phillips: Dream Big Dreams

1960 Democratic National Convention

Clip | 3m 23s

Now a Milwaukee alderman, Vel Phillips is elected as the first African American woman to Democratic National Committee. In that role, she's sent to the 1960 Democratic National Convention in Los Angeles where a showdown is brewing between segregationists and the party's liberal wing. Phillips jumps into the middle of it.

Aired: 02/01/16

Rating: TV-PG

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