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WMFE’s Nicole Darden Creston speaks with civil rights attorney Benjamin Crump. Crump rose to prominence when he served as counsel for Trayvon Martin’s parents
Social Justice

Benjamin Crump on the state of civil rights & the measure of progress, 10 years after Trayvon Martin


Civil rights attorney Benjamin Crump rose to prominence back in 2012. He was contracted to represent the parents of Trayvon Martin after the 17-year-old was fatally shot walking back to his dad’s house. Crump was instrumental in galvanizing a movement to get George Zimmerman, the man who shot Martin, arrested and charged. Since then, Crump has been on what he calls “a mission” to stand up in court for mostly Black victims of unjust deadly violence.
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