Vel Phillips

August 5, 2011   // 0 Comments

Born Velvalea Rodgers on Milwaukee’s South Side, Vel Phillips is a legend who has built a career full of “firsts.” The second of three daughters, Phillips graduated from North Division High School in 1942 and won a national scholarship to attend Howard University. After graduating, she studied law at the University of Wisconsin-Madison Law School, where she became the first Black woman to gradua...

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