Benjamin Crump will speak at the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff’s 166th commencement ceremony on Dec. 9.
LITTLE ROCK, Ark — Renowned civil rights and personal injury attorney Benjamin Crump will serve as the commencement speaker for the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff’s 166th commencement ceremony on Dec. 9 at 10 a.m. at the Pine Bluff Convention Center.
Crump is the founder and principal owner of Ben Crump Law and has successfully battled to protect constitutional rights at the local state, and federal levels. He is one of the nation’s foremost lawyers and advocates for social justice and is listed among the Most Influential People of 2021 by TIME100, Ebony Magazine’s Power 100 Most Influential African Americans, and The National Trial Lawyers Top 100 Lawyers.
Crump has represented clients in high-profile cases, including the deaths of Trayvon Martin, Michael Brown, Danny Ray Thomas, and Stephon Clark. Most recently, Crump has represented the families of Ahmaud Arbery, Breonna Taylor, George Floyd, the residents of Flint, Michigan in the water crisis, and the family of Henrietta Lacks.
In 2019, Crump published “Open Season: Legalized Genocide of Colored People.” He is a frequent contributor to MSNBC, CNN, and USA Today.
Pine Bluff Convention Center doors will open at 7:30 a.m. and will close once the processional begins. Doors will not reopen until graduates are seated in the arena. Metal detectors will be located at the main entrance and all carried-in items will be searched by security personnel prior to entering the Convention Center.
The University’s Clear Bag Policy will also be enforced. Backpacks, fanny packs, large purses, balloons, and noisemakers are prohibited.
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