Prominent civil rights attorney Benjamin Crump speaks at FSU

FSU’s Club Downunder held a Gold Ceremony last Tuesday with attorney general Benjamin Crump to commemorate Martin Luther King Jr. Week. Crump spoke of the inequities in the US Criminal Justice system and his ongoing fight against injustice.

Crump, a Florida State graduate, has represented the families of many of the country’s highest-profile civil cases, including Trayvon Martin. , Ahmaud Arbery, Martin Lee Anderson, Breonna Taylor and George Floyd. Dubbed “Black America’s Attorney General” for his hard work fighting racial inequality, Crump’s appearance on campus is a unique opportunity for students and faculty to continue the discussion of justice for Black America.

The event began with a few words from Provost Jim Clark about King and his commitment to racial equality and was followed by a moment of silence to honor King’s life and legacy. FSU’s Rachel Anderson belted out “The Star Spangled Banner,” before the FSU Gospel Choir performed the “Black National Anthem.”

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