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Council Room at Milwaukee City Hall named for Vel Phillips

MILWAUKEE COUNTY (CBS 58) -- The Common Council's "ante room" was named for the late Vel Phillips.

She was the first African-American and the first woman to serve on the council. That was just a small part of her legacy as a fighter for civil rights and women's equality.

Phillips died in April.

A few weeks ago, a stretch of N. 4th Street was renamed in her honor. Now, a room at City Hall. 

Alderwoman Milele Coggs suggested on Tuesday that there may be more tributes coming. 

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