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Vel Phillips

Vel Phillips

Vel Phillips is a woman with many “firsts”: the first African American woman to graduate from the University of Wisconsin Law School; the first woman and first African American to be elected to the Milwaukee Common Council; the first woman and African American to be a judge in Milwaukee; and the first woman and first African American to be elected to a statewide office.

 

Photo courtesy of wisconsinhistory.org.

 

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AAS Logo

 Student Ching Ly designed the official African American Studies program logo. Ly's prize-winning logo was unveiled at the Second Annual African American Studies Spring Lecture on April 19, 2007.