RICHMOND, Va. (WWBT) - Virginia State University announced Civil Rights Attorney Benjamin Crump, Esq., will deliver the virtual commencement address for the class of 2020 in December.
Crump specializes in civil rights, police brutality and social activism across the country.
He has represented the families of Ahmaud Arbery, Breonna Taylor, George Floyd, and Jacob Blake, and is described as, ‘a pillar for justice within the African American community’.
“Crump’s passion for advocacy has given him the privilege to fight for justice on behalf of the marginalized in our country, a calling to which he remains dedicated,” VSU said on their Facebook page.
The University will host two virtual ceremonies in honor of the graduates.
Both spring and fall commencements will be held on Dec. 12 and will be streamed on Youtube.
Spring commencement will begin at 10 a.m. and fall commencement will begin at 2 p.m.
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