Benjamin Crump represents clients in some of the most important and contentious cases of our time.
The renowned civil rights attorney founded Ben Crump Law PLLC with the abiding belief that justice equals respect. Because of his dedication to justice, the families of Breonna Taylor, Ahmaud Arbery, Trayvon Martin, and Martin Lee Anderson, all turned to Mr. Crump to focus the spotlight of justice on these cases.
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.
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.
Crump was born and raised in Lumberton, NC, and is the oldest of nine siblings and step-siblings. He received his undergraduate and law degrees from Florida State University. He is a congregation member and serves on the Board of Trustees for the Bethel Missionary Baptist Church. He is married to Dr. Genae Angelique Crump, is the proud father of Brooklyn Zeta Crump, and the guardian of two adopted cousins, Marcus and Chancellor.
Crump has written a book, Open Season: Legalized Genocide of Colored People, about his experiences. The award-winning attorney exposes a heinous truth in Open Season: Whether with a bullet or a lengthy prison sentence, America is killing black people and justifying it legally. While some deaths make headlines, most are personal tragedies suffered within families and communities. Worse, these killings are done one person at a time, so as not to raise alarm. While it is much more difficult to justify killing many people at once, in dramatic fashion, the result is the same—genocide.
In this enlightening and enthralling work, he shows that there is a persistent, prevailing, and destructive mindset regarding people of color that is rooted in our history as a slaveowning nation. This biased attitude has given rise to mass incarceration, voter disenfranchisement, unequal educational opportunities, disparate health care practices, job and housing discrimination, police brutality, and an unequal justice system. And all mask the silent and ongoing systematic killing of people of color.
Open Season is more than Crump’s incredible mission to preserve justice, it is a call to action for Americans to begin living up to the promise to protect the rights of its citizens equally and without question.