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Milwaukee's Civil Rights to be honored in Washington, DC

Milwaukee's own Civil Rights trailblazer, Vel Phillips, is about to get some recognition in Washington DC.

She'll be honored at the national league of cities conference next Monday.

The event will feature a documentary about her life called “Dream Big Dreams”!

CBS 58's Josh Landon spoke with Vel Phillips last month when she turned 91-years-old.

Phillips became the first African-American to serve on Milwaukee's common council.

She also became Wisconsin's first African-American secretary of state.

Phillips is expected to participate in Monday's ceremony by live video feed.

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