Darnella Frazier

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Darnella Frazier (born March 23, 2003) is an African-American woman, who won the "2021 Special Citation and Award" from the Pulitzer Prize board. The board stated that she was receiving this award

"For courageously recording the murder of George Floyd, a video that spurred protests against police brutality around the world, highlighting the crucial role of citizens in journalists' quest for truth and justice." — The Pulitzer Prize Board, https://www.pulitzer.org/winners/darnella-frazier

Her prize has sometimes been called "an honorary Pulitzer Prize".[1][2]

In 2020 she got the 2020 PEN/Benenson Courage Award from PEN America.[3][4]

Early life[change | change source]

Darnella Frazier was born in Saint Paul and grew up there.[5] She went to Roosevelt High School in Minneapolis. She has several siblings.[6]

Frazier was a high school junior (or in the 11th grade) at the time of Floyd's murder.[7]


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References[change | change source]

  1. Staff (June 11, 2021). "Star Tribune wins Pulitzer for George Floyd reporting; Darnella Frazier also cited". Star Tribune. Retrieved June 11, 2021.
  2. "Darnella Frazier, the teen who filmed George Floyd's death, gets honorary Pulitzer Prize". news.yahoo.com. Retrieved June 14, 2021.
  3. Walsh, Paul (December 10, 2020). "Minneapolis teen receives prestigious award for recording George Floyd video". Star Tribune. Retrieved April 7, 2021.
  4. "PEN America to Honor Darnella Frazier, Young Woman Who Documented George Floyd's Murder". PEN America. October 27, 2020. Retrieved April 7, 2021.
  5. Marcus, Josh (June 11, 2021). "Darnella Frazier, teen who filmed George Floyd's murder, awarded Pulitzer Prize". The Independent. Retrieved June 14, 2021.
  6. Griffith, Janelle (April 24, 2021). "A high school 2 miles from where George Floyd died plays outsize role in Chauvin trial". NBC News. Retrieved June 14, 2021.
  7. Staff (June 12, 2020). "Who Is Darnella Frazier, the 17-Year-Old Who Filmed George Floyd's Fatal Arrest?". Inside Edition. Retrieved June 12, 2021.