2013 The Root 100

Representing the family of slain teen Trayvon Martin, Benjamin Crump was a champion for justice throughout the George Zimmerman trial. 

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  • Benjamin Crump

  • Attorney who represented the family of slain teen Trayvon Martin.
  • Job: Attorney
  • Sector: Law
  • Twitter: @attorneycrump
  • Location: Tallahassee, Fla.
  • Age: 43
  • Bio: Benjamin Crump has repeatedly said that what Trayvon Martin's family wants is justice, and he has sought it for them, relentlessly. Crump put pressure on the Florida legal system to arrest and prosecute George Zimmerman, saying the trial was about the American court system upholding equal justice under the law. After Zimmerman was acquitted, Crump said in a statement, "Trayvon Martin will forever remain in the annals of history next to Medgar Evers and Emmett Till as symbols for the fight for equal justice for all."Visit his website and like his Facebook page.