State office building in Milwaukee to be named after Vel Phillips
11:28 AM, Jun 19, 2018
MADISON, Wis. (AP) -- Gov. Scott Walker says the new state office building in Milwaukee will be named after African-American civil rights leader Vel Phillips.
Phillips died in April at the age of 95. She was the first African-American on the Milwaukee Common Council, the first African-American judge in Wisconsin and the first African-American elected to statewide office, serving as secretary of state from 1979 to 1983.