Teen Who Recorded George Floyd’s Death to Receive Courage Award
Darnella frazier – the teenager who captured George floyd‘s last minutes and launched a global movement – receives an award from a prestigious non-profit organization.
PEN America announced Tuesday that it is honoring 17-year-old Darnella with her annual PEN / Benenson Courage Award. The CEO of the organization, Suzanne Nossel, says, “With nothing more than a cell phone and guts, Darnella changed the course of history in this country, sparking a daring movement demanding an end to systemic anti-Black racism and violence on the part of of the police.
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Nossel adds: “Without Darnella’s presence of mind and her willingness to risk her own safety and well-being, we may never have known the truth about George Floyd’s murder. We are proud to acknowledge her. exceptional courage with this award. “
Civil rights lawyer Ben crump – who now represents George’s family – also congratulated Darnella on Twitter, saying she had shown incredible courage and the award was well deserved.
As we reported … Darnella walked through a lot of backlash the day after the publication of her video, many wonder why she did not do more than record it. Her family told us they were therapy research to help Darnella cope with the emotional trauma.
Darnella will share the prize with Marie Yovanovitch … the former American ambassador to Ukraine who helped President TrumpUkraine’s efforts to investigate Joe biden.
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