Darnella Frazier, Teen Who Filmed George Floyd’s Murder, Wins A Pulitzer Award

  • Written by Ryan Grenoble
  • Published on 11th June 2021
Photo by EMMANUEL DUNAND/AFP via Getty Images
  • Darnella Frazier, the teenager whose video of George Floyd’s murder went viral, fueling massive protests against police brutality around the world last year, has been awarded an honorary Pulitzer Prize.
  • In an announcement Friday afternoon, the Pulitzer Prize board commended Frazier “for courageously recording the murder of George Floyd,” highlighting “the crucial role of citizens in journalists’ quests for truth and justice.”
  • Frazier was just 17 years old on May 25, 2020, when she pulled out her cellphone to record Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin kneeling on George Floyd’s neck.
  • In the words of George’s brother Philonise, the video “changed the world.”
  • “She was the one who recorded a motion cinema picture that set the world on fire,” he said just over a year later, after the video served as a key piece of evidence in Chauvin’s trial and conviction.


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