Evelyn Thomas Butts
Original Author: Unknown
Created: Probably 1966
Medium: Photograph

Evelyn Thomas Butts

Evelyn Thomas Butts, a civil rights activist and political leader from Norfolk who helped overturn Virginia's poll tax, stands in front of the U.S. Supreme Court in Washington, D.C. Butts's lawsuit challenging the tax was combined with a similar action by four Fairfax County residents and successfully argued before the U.S. Supreme Court as Harper v. Virginia Board of Elections (1966).