WPT Documentaries

Vel Phillips: Dream Big Dreams

Special | 56m 45s

Wisconsin Public Television tells the story of civil rights leader Vel Phillips. Discover how Vel Phillips achieved an impressive list of "firsts" as part of her legacy, including the first African American judge in Wisconsin and the first woman, and African American, in the nation elected to executive office in state government.

Aired: 02/16/15

Rating: TV-G

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Vel Phillips: Dream Big Dreams is funded in part by the Greater Milwaukee Foundation, Helen Bader Foundation, Evjue Foundation, the Charitable Arm of the Capital Times, Wisconsin Humanities Council, with funds from the National Endowment for the Humanities, Brewers Community Foundation, Milwaukee (WI) Chapter, The Links, Incorporated, and Friends of Wisconsin Public Television.