Colorado Springs, Colorado 2021-06-11 13:29:07 –
The Pulitzer Prize on Friday awarded a special quote to teenager Darnera Frazier, who recorded a viral video of George Floyd’s death during police detention in May 2020.
Frazier’s video showed that Floyd was struggling for more than eight minutes under the knees of then-cop Derek Chauvin while struggling to breathe. Her video was widely shared online, leading to months of protests against police atrocities and organized racism.
Frazier testified earlier this year in Chauvin’s murder trial. While at the stand, Frazier sometimes said he regretted not doing anything more to “physically interact with the police to prevent Floyd’s death.”
“When I see George Floyd, I see my father, I see my brother, I see my cousin,” Frazier said in her testimony.
Chauvin was later convicted of murder and manslaughter in connection with Floyd’s death.
Journalists reporting on racial justice and the COVID-19 pandemic highlighted the remaining Pulitzer Prize winners announced on Friday.
In particular, 10 Associated Press photographers received breaking news awards for reporting unjustified racial protests. The Minneapolis Star Tribune was also awarded for coverage of the protests that took place after Floyd’s death.
The New York Times has won two Pulitzer Prizes. One was a pandemic press that provided public services. Columnist Wesley Morris won the Pulitzer Prize for his criticism of his commentary on the intersection of race and culture.
The Feature Writing Award was awarded to Mitchell Jackson for Runners World’s work on Amado Arbury, a jogger shot by two men accused of trespassing in February 2020.
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