I know this is true! It’s not every day that a Pulitzer Prize is awarded to someone who is not a journalist! Many of you know Darnella Frazier. It is the young woman who recorded the interaction of more than 8 minutes with former Minneapolis police officers before the death of George Floyd. Darnella also testified at the Derek Chauvin trial last March. Darnella has been recognized for her courageous actions, and some have called for her to receive this prestigious honor, including former Pulitzer Prize winner juror Roy Peter Clark.
Roy felt that Darnella should be taken into account, and he acknowledged that “the material and the creator are not within the traditional limits” of price, but his video has a “social and ethical purpose, which matches journalistic values. “. It appears the Pulitzer Prize board has been listening to the streets and paying attention to Darnella’s advocates. Today, Pulitzer announced that they are awarding a special citation to Darnella, according to the Washington Post. In a statement, they said: “Courageously reporting the murder of George Floyd, a video that has sparked protests against police brutality around the world, highlighting the crucial role of citizens in journalists’ quest for truth and justice.”
Darnella has been fairly quiet on social media since Derek Chauvin was convicted of George’s murder. At the time, she posted a statement on her Facebook page, appearing to be a sigh of relief. “I just cried so hard. This last hour, my heart was beating so fast. I was so anxious, the anxiety was skyrocketing. But to know GUILTY OF THE 3 CHARGES !!! She wrote. She continued, “THANK YOU, GOD. THANK YOU. THANK YOU. THANKS THANKS. George Floyd, we did it !! Justice has been served. “
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