Attorney and advocate Benjamin Crump will give the Black History Month keynote address in Pugh Auditorium, Benson University Center on Feb. 12 at 6 p.m. The following description appears on the Office of Civic and Community Engagement website:
Crump represents clients in some of the most important and contentious cases of our time, taking a place in legal history with his pursuit of justice. His role in the Trayvon Martin, Martin Lee Anderson Boot Camp, Jannie Ligons (State of Oklahoma vs. Daniel Holtzclaw) and Robbie Tolan cases shows a legacy built around the idea that the Constitution applies to everyone, at every level of society. Mr. Crump’s passion for advocacy has given him the privilege to fight for justice on behalf of the marginalized in our country, a calling to which he remains dedicated.
A book signing will follow the conversation where his newly released book, “Open Season, Legalized Genocide of Colored People,” will be available for purchase.
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Noted civil rights attorney Benjamin Crump participated in a panel discussion moderated by Professor Melissa Harris-Perry and Miles Middleton (’21). Crump has represented clients in some of the most important and contentious cases of our time, playing a role in the Trayvon Martin, Martin Lee Anderson, Jannie Ligons and Robbie Tolan cases. The conversation was sponsored by @interculturalwfu, @wfulawschool, Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. #WFU's Slavery, Race and Memory Project helped fund the event. Crump also met with a group of #WFU and @wssu1892 students for a discussion on improving relations between the two Universities. #BlackHistoryMonth #WFUBHM20