Pulitzer Honours Darnella Frazer Who Shot the Viral Video of George Floyd’s Murder
On the evening of May 25 in Minneapolis, US, 17-year-old Darnella Frazer witnessed something that was going to change her forever. Three storefronts away from her, a black man named George Floyd was killed by policemen.
She recorded the video of Floyd’s murder, which became key evidence through which the world witnessed, once again, the cruel face of America -a country that makes large claims of freedom and equality but stinks of pervasive institutionalized racism. On Friday, June 11, the official Twitter account of Pulitzer Prizes announced the 2021 Pulitzer Prize Special Citation award to Frazer. Frazer was awarded for recording the murder of Floyd, the Pulitzer Board said in a statement. According to Floyd’s relatives, Frazer’s video played a crucial role in the trial and conviction of the police officers, a report by The Guardian stated. FOR MORE