Early in the speech he acknowledged his “favorite Rattler,” who is his wife Genae Angelique Crump, a Ph.D. alumna of FAMU. He also recognized his former law partner, FAMU alumnus Daryl Parks, who he called one of his best friends.
Crump spoke on the topic of “Where You Stand,” borrowing from the King quote that said: “The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort and convenience, but where he stands at times of challenge and controversy.”
He went on to cite numerous examples of the ongoing need to stand for what’s right. Crump mentioned the segregated cemetery and low number of black city employees Camilla, Ga. (where 70 percent of the residents are black), police beating of Ulysses Wilkerson in Troy, Ala., and negative comments that U.S. President Donald Trump made about African countries and Haiti.