Nebraska Authors

Charlene Ligon

AKA: Charlene Butts Ligon

Charlen Ligon has written a biography of her mother Evelyn Butts, a voting rights advocate who was instrumental in winning a landmark U.S. Supreme Court case abolishing the poll tax.

Places Lived

Bellevue, NE

Author Of

  • Biography


Race relations; African American women


Retired Air Force master sergeant


Nebraska Democratic Party


FEARLESS : How a Poor Virginia Seamstress Took on Jim Crow, Beat the Poll Tax and Changed her City Forever. 2018.

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Charlene Ligon

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