The Pulitzer Prize-winning Darnella Frazier documented George Floyd’s murder as a 17-year-old.
Her courage in recording George Floyd’s murder at the age of 17 set her apart for generations.
Known for filming the murder of George Floyd, Darnella Frazier has been awarded the Pulitzer Prize.
As a result of Darnella Frazier’s courageous record of the murder of George Floyd, whose video sparked protests around the world, the Pulitzer Prize Board honored him for his work on Friday (June 11).
When Darnella Frazier was 17 years old, Floyd was murdered inside a convenience store run by Cup Foods. A number of witnesses begged Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin to spare Floyd’s life.
Chauvin’s murder trial saw Darnella Frazier testify about Floyd’s final moments. During Chauvin’s 9-minute kneeling on his neck, his knee was firmly planted on his neck. She also stated that several bystanders pleaded with officers to check Floyd’s pulse, but they declined.
In addition, she admitted that she regretted not doing more about Floyd’s case. Her testimony was, “I have been apologizing to George Floyd for not doing more, for not physically interacting with him, for not saving his life for many nights.”.
Frazier, however, clarified that it was unacceptable. Chauvin (the captain) should have done that.”
In the aftermath of Chauvin’s conviction for unintentional murder, third-degree murder, and manslaughter, Frazier released a statement. “I cried so hard,” she wrote. “During the last hour I was tense, my heart was racing, and I had anxiety that was bursting. I’m told that he’s GUILTY on all three counts!!! THANK YOU GOD. THANK U THANK U THANK U THANK U.”
The justice has been served,” she declared. “George Floyd, we have done it!”
We congratulate Frazier on receiving the Pulitzer Prize.
This article was penned by Jonathan P. Wright. Jonathan is a freelance writer for multiple mainstream publications and CVO of RADIOPUSHERS. You can read more of his work by clicking here.