"Chokwe Lumumba was one of the greatest civil rights lawyers of our time. In the tradition of Thurgood Marshall and Clarence Darrow, he was steadfast in his determination to defend the rights of those who the system too often pretends have none. I have worked with Chokwe to free wrongly incarcerated people since I was 21 years old, most recently the Scott Sisters. He was a giant. He will be sorely missed."