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Darnella Frazier, the teenager who recorded the video showing the murder of George Floyd at the hands of Minneapolis police, was awarded a 2021 Pulitzer Prize Special Citation. According to the Pulitzer Prize Board,  Frazier won the citation “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 award comes with a monetary prize of $15,000, according to Edward Kliment, a spokesperson for the Columbia University Pulitzer Prize organization. Previous special citations have been awarded to Ida B. Wells, Aretha Franklin and Duke Ellington.

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