Darnella Frazier, who documented George Floyd’s murder, receives Pulitzer Prize citation

Frazier was 17 when she filmed the video and uploaded it to Facebook

Darnella Frazier – A teenager using her smartphone to film the video of the murder of George Floyd in May 2020 sparked a wave of Black Lives Matter protests around the world, culminating in the death sentence of former police officer Derek Chauvin happened in – will receive a special citation from the Pulitzer Board.

The Pulitzer Board said, “Frasier was given the citation for courageously recording the murder of George Floyd, a video that sparked protests against police brutality around the world, with journalists in their pursuit of truth and justice.” The important role was highlighted.”PDF)

frazier video, seen by millions, ignited one of the largest protest movements in American history and demonstrated how a smartphone with a camera can be a powerful tool for documenting police brutality and racial injustice.

Frazier was 17 when she filmed the video and uploaded it to Facebook. She also testified at Chauvin’s trial, a trial that eventually resulted in a historic conviction: “For the first time in Minnesota history a white police officer was convicted of murdering a black civilian on the job,” According to star tribune. (the star tribune was awarded the Pulitzer Prize on Friday for its coverage of Floyd’s death and the events that followed.)

“Even though it was a painful life-changing experience for me, I am proud of myself,” Frazier said. In a statement on Floyd’s death anniversary. “If it wasn’t for my video, the world wouldn’t have known the truth. I own it. My video didn’t save George Floyd, but it did make his killer go away and off the streets. “

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