Ben Crump says the huge stash of cash Jeff Bezos just donated to Van Jones could go a long way for a cause they both care about deeply — helping Black people learn the law.

The civil rights attorney tells TMZ … he plans to talk to his good friend Van about using some of that $100 million Bezos donation to help partially fund something Ben’s been working on for a while … namely, a one-stop-shop law facility in Florida.

It’s called The Ben Crump Social Justice Law Center — nestled in St. Thomas University College of Law in Miami Gardens — and the aim is to bring underserved and underprivileged African-Americans the opportunity to study to become lawyers.

We’re told the initiative is specifically targeting 1st-generation Black college and law students.

The startup is already underway, as Ben says they’ve been accepting donations for some time, but he adds Van’s assistance could help put a bow on the work being done.

During Van’s acceptance speech of Bezos’ Courage and Civility Award he alluded to making sure the $100 mil got into the hands of grassroots activists.

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St. Thomas University College of Law
It sure sounds like Ben’s project could be right up his alley … as Crump’s worked tirelessly, for more than a year now, with grassroots activism groups across the country.

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