PBS Wisconsin Documentaries

Vel Phillips: Dream Big Dreams

Special | 56m 45s  | Video has closed captioning.

Learn the story of Civil Rights leader Vel Phillips. Discover how 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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PBS Wisconsin Documentaries is a local public television program presented by PBS Wisconsin.

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 …