Darnella Frazier, the teenager who recorded George Floyd’s murder in Minneapolis last year, received a special Pulitzer Prize citation on Friday for her work in capturing the video that kicked off a nationwide toll on racial issues and police in America.
The video, in which she recorded then-police officer Derek Chauvin pinning Floyd to the ground with one knee on his neck, circulated widely on social media, sparking protests against police violence against black Americans. . Frazier was 17 when she recorded the video.
The Pulitzer Prize jury honored Frazier on Friday “for bravely recording the murder of George Floyd, a video that sparked protests against police brutality around the world, highlighting the crucial role of citizens in the quest for truth and justice. journalists ”. Previous recipients of the Pulitzer Special Citation and Prize are Ida B. Wells, Aretha Franklin and Bob Dylan.