For all of these historic accomplishments, the feat that is most astonishing to me is the tenacity and courage Ms. Phillips displayed as a Milwaukee alderwoman. She labored for six years for council action to
To read more about this Milwaukee heroine, check out The Selma of the North: the Civil Rights Insurgency in Milwaukee by Patrick D. Jones, or take a look at our African American links on the MPL homepage.
Psst: Savvy east-siders know there's a Vel Phillips flavor of frozen custard. It's a blend of chocolate, vanilla and cheesecake and you can get it on Oakland Avenue.