The civil rights attorney who represented George Floyd’s family against the Minneapolis police officer convicted of his murder has been chosen to deliver the spring commencement address to graduates of Texas Southern University next week, according to a report.
Benjamin Crump, a Florida-based lawyer, has specialized in representing the families of victims of police violence. In addition to Floyd’s family, he has also represented the family of Breonna Taylor, who was killed during a police raid of her home in Louisville last year, and whose death is now at the center of a federal probe of the Louisville police.
“Ben Crump exemplifies moral courage. Throughout his career, he has spoken truth to power, reminding us of the impact that a single voice can have,” said TSU Interim President Ken Huewitt. “As our graduates prepare to make their difference in the world, I have no doubt they will find both strength and inspiration in his words.”
Philonise Floyd (left), Attorney