Washington, D.C. | May 9, 2023 – The American-Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee (ADC) is pleased to announce that Attorney Benjamin “Ben” Crump will be honored and presented with the Courage of Justice Award at the upcoming ADC Civil Rights Luncheon as part of the
ADC National Convention. Attorney Crump is being awarded in recognition of his outstanding dedication and commitment to fighting for civil rights and social justice.
Listed amongst the Most Influential People of 2021 by TIME100, Ebony Magazine’s Power 100 Most Influential African Americans, The National Trial Lawyers Top 100 Lawyers, and the 2014 NNPA Newsmaker of the Year, civil rights and personal injury Attorney Crump is referred to as “Black America’s Attorney General.” Attorney Crump has established himself as one of the nation’s foremost lawyers and advocates for social justice, winning a number of record settlements and verdicts for victims and families that have faced injustice.
Attorney Crump will be honored on Saturday June 17th during the
Convention's Civil Rights Luncheon. Access to the Civil Rights Luncheon, and the entire Convention program over the weekend, is part of the Convention registration package. Take advantage of the early bird registration rates and secure your spot today, you can register by clicking here. Additional segments to the Civil Rights Luncheon will be announced in the coming days!
Attorney Crump has worked on some of the most high-profile cases in the U.S., representing the families of Trayvon Martin, Michael Brown, Breonna Taylor, George Floyd, the residents of Flint, Michigan, who were affected by the poisoned water of the Flint River, as well as the family of Henrietta Lacks in a landmark reparations case. In the historic case of Tamara Lanier versus Harvard, Crump’s passionate advocacy before the Massachusetts Supreme Court led to them ruling in favor of a Black woman who sued Harvard for the possession of photographs of her enslaved ancestors and the mental duress caused by their use of them.
His book, published in October 2019, Open Season: Legalized Genocide of Colored People, reflects on the landmark cases he has battled, and how discrimination in the courthouse devastates real families and communities. During the consequential year after George Floyd was murdered, Netflix documentary film crews chronicled Crump’s work in the award-winning documentary, “Civil.”
ADC is honored to welcome Attorney Crump to the convention! Register for the ADC National Convention today to take advantage of the early bird discounted registration. You can also take advantage of discounted hotel room rates by clicking here.