Death of Vel Phillips

February 18, 1923 - April 17, 2018
| Age 94

Civil rights pioneer was the first black person elected to a Wisconsin statewide office…
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MILWAUKEE (AP) — Vel Phillips, a civil rights pioneer who helped lead open housing marches in Milwaukee in the 1960s and was the first black person elected to a Wisconsin statewide office, has died. She was 94. For full obituary from Legacy.com, click here.

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