Pulitzer board honors Darnella Frazier for her ‘courageous’ George Floyd video
The teenager whose video documenting the murder of George Floyd helped galvanize a global movement over racial injustice was awarded a special citation by the Pulitzer Prizes board.
Darnella Frazier was 17 at the time when she encountered Floyd, who was Black, being crushed to death on the ground by white police officer Derek Chauvin, who was kneeling on the man’s neck during an arrest in May last year.
She filmed using her phone as Floyd begged for his life. Frazier testified about the deep trauma she has experienced ever since, when she spoke at Chauvin’s trial in Minneapolis in April at which he was convicted of murder.
Frazier was cited “for courageously recording the murder of George Floyd, a video that spurred protests against police brutality, around the world, highlighting the crucial role of citizens in journalists’ quest for truth and justice”, the Pulitzer board stated on Friday as it announced this year’s awards in media and arts.
Frazier told the jury at Chauvin’s trial: “It’s been nights I stayed up apologizing and apologizing to George Floyd for not …
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