Velvalea “Vel” Hortense Rodgers Phillips (1924-2018)

“Image Ownership: Public Domain”   Velvalea “Vel” Phillips was a civil rights pioneer in Wisconsin. She was the first African American and the first woman to serve as an elected official and as a judge in the state. Phillips was born one of three girls … Read MoreVelvalea “Vel” Hortense Rodgers Phillips (1924-2018)