Benjamin Crump is a civil rights attorney who has represented the families of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Trayvon Martin, along with many other notable cases.
Ben grew up in Lumberton, NC and was raised by his mother and great grandmother, affectionately known as Ma Mittie. It wasn’t until Ben was nine years old and he was bused over to the white neighborhood’s school that he realized he was poor. It was also at this point that he determined he would become a lawyer. His future was clear when he learned their the school integration resulted from the work done by a lawyer named Thurgood Marshall.
When Ben graduated from Florida State University law school, he and a colleague turned down all their prospective job offers to start their own firm serving the black community.
In this episode, we’ll hear how Ben’s grandmother said the future of their family rested on his shoulders, how he loves to curl up and read deposition reports with his daughter, and the proper way to eat brownies with ice cream.