Fearless: How a poor Virginia seamstress took on Jim Crow, beat the poll tax and changed her city forever

Meet, and hear from  local author, Charlene Butts Ligon.  While Norfolk, Virginia, and its environs are the backdrop for the story of Evelyn Butts life and activism, there are lessons that can apply to many communities and readers of all ages. There are always new obstacles, even in voting rights. The poll tax was an important part of American history that should not be forgotten. We must stay vigilant about continued attempts at voter suppression, which keeps coming back in new forms.  Books will be available at a discounted rate.

Ligon's presentation is part of UNMC's Black History Month activities.

Thursday, February 21 at 1:00pm to 2:30pm

Eppley Science Hall
4220 Dewey Ave, Omaha, NE 68105