Updated: May 27, 2019
Civil rights attorney Benjamin Crump was scheduled to appear as one of the keynotes speakers at Bethune - Cookman University’s commencement ceremony on Saturday, May 11. Attorney Crump spoke at the 9 a.m. commencement service at the Dr. Mary McLeod Bethune Performing Arts Center, 698 International Speedway Blvd., Daytona Beach.
Attorney Crump will speak to graduates of Liberal Arts and the School of Nursing. Crump is a nationally acclaimed attorney who has been involved in high-profile cases affecting modern-day civil rights concerns and has been a friend of the university for years,” stated B-CU Interim President Hubert Grim.
Attorney Crump is one of the nation’s foremost attorneys on civil rights and social justice. He has represented clients in some of the highest profile cases in the country, recovering millions of dollars in damages. Trayvon Martin, Michael Brown and Robbie Tolan are a few of his high-profile cases. The Tolan case went to the U.S. Supreme Court. It involved Tolan and 10 of the 13 Black women who were victims in the Holtzc law Oklahoma City Police rape case in 2015.
Attorney Crump is also president of the National Civil Rights Trial Lawyers Civilization and Board Chair of Legal Services of North Florida. He also is the executive director of the documentary, “Women in Motion” and host of docudramas “Evidence of Innocence” on TV One and “The Search for Justice” on A&E. Crump also appears on Fox’s “You the Jury” and several other legal-related shows and television series.