Attorney Ben Crump Keynote Speaker for National Black Business Conference

Attorney Ben Crump Keynote Speaker for National Black Business Conference

Prominent civil rights attorney Benjamin Crump will serve as the keynote speaker for this month’s National Black Business Conference. The 123rd annual conference runs from Aug. 23 to 27 at the Hyatt Regency Atlanta Hotel in Atlanta. 

This year’s conference features several events and activities, according to a press release. The multi-day event will include a Booker T. Washington Tuskegee Tour, Black Tie Awards Gala, Pan-African Diaspora Luncheon, panel discussions, and networking opportunities.

Focused on ensuring economic security and promoting entrepreneurial endeavors within the African American community, this conference is a collaborative effort between the National Business League, the National Alliance for Black Business, the National Black Chamber of Commerce, and the World Conference of Mayors. This year’s theme, “We Are Together,” is symbolic of a unified future between Black businesses. Both the Atlanta Business League and the Greater Georgia Black Chamber of Commerce will be hosting this year’s conference.

Crump is a respected figure in the African American community. A staunch supporter and advocate of civil rights, Crump is the president of the National Civil Rights Trial Lawyers Association and former president of the National Bar Association.

He has been featured on many distinguished lists, including TIME‘s 100 Most Influential People of 2021, Ebony Magazine’s Power 100 Most Influential African Americans, The National Trial Lawyers Top 100 Lawyers, and the 2014 NNPA Newsmaker of the Year.

Crump has drawn international attention to cases surrounding racial justice and has represented the families of victims of such crimes, including Breonna Taylor, George Floyd, and Ahmaud Arbery

Crump’s mission has always been to be a voice for the voiceless, demonstrated by his unwavering commitment to aiding in the legal recourse for victims of racially-motivated brutality. In light of the recent Supreme Court decision to end affirmative action, it’s hard to think of a person better suited for this year’s honor as keynote speaker.

For more information about the National Black Business Conference, including a schedule of events, click here. This year’s theme is “We Are Together.”

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