Attorney Benjamin Crump: 'I'm an Unapologetic Defender of Black Life, Black Liberty, and Black Humanity'
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Attorney Benjamin Crump: ‘I’m an Unapologetic Defender of Black Life, Black Liberty, and Black Humanity’

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Attorney Ben Crump (Image: CBS News)

The fight for justice is a never-ending and requires warriors who battle daily. One of those warriors is civil rights attorney Benjamin Crump. He has represented the families of many fallen victims of racial injustice including the likes of Ahmaud Arbery, Breonna Taylor, George Floyd, and Trayvon Martin.

The very busy attorney sat down with Ted Koppel for an interview for CBS Sunday Morning scheduled to air this Sunday.

He discusses the ramifications of defending victims of racial injustice and details the death threats he receives.

“I never take the death threats for granted. When we get them, we report them to the FBI,” Crump tells Koppel. Does Crump get a lot of death threats? “More than I would like. And I know that some people could do extreme things because they don’t think that we should have equal rights.”

Crump also speaks about the mission he is on in terms of his work.

“I believe God has a purpose for me. And if I die fulfilling that purpose, then my life would not have been in vain. I do believe there has to be some things that a man is worth dying for, and the future of our children, to me, is worth dying for. I’m an unapologetic defender of Black life, Black liberty, and Black humanity…and that’s why I am proud to call myself a civil rights lawyer who believes that it’s about these romantic notions of liberty and justice for all,” he says.


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