Ben Crump to speak at ‘Rebuilding Democracy’ lecture series


Courtesy of the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences

Ben Crump, civil rights lawyer and leader will speak at a virtual panel on Sept. 22 hosted by NIU.

By Aidan Bengford

DeKALB – Ben Crump will be speaking at the NIU virtual lecture series “Rebuilding Democracy” at 7 p.m. Sept. 22 to discuss civil rights, rebuilding democracy, law and the courts.

To attend students must register in advance at the event sign-up page. After registering students will be emailed the link to the meeting.

Ben Crump is a civil rights lawyer and a civil rights leader. He has argued the cases on the behalf of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, the residents of Flint Michigan and many other high-profile civil rights cases, according to the event page. His team has so far won every civil rights case they brought, either through verdict or settlement, Crump said in an interview with CBS. 

Those who attend will learn about a path forward for the United States to build justice for inadequacies seen in our society, and how an education in the liberal arts and sciences will help advance that cause. 

Visit the NIU’s events calendar or contact Paula Meyer at for more information.