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A Pulitzer For Courage

June 25, 2021
Public Domain

The Pulitzer Prize is one of the most prestigious prizes in media. Every year, people are awarded the prize in one of twenty-one categories. Awards have been given to journalists for covering (or uncovering!) history-making news and to artists for telling incredible stories through song. This year, a special Pulitzer citation was awarded to Darnella Frazier, the teenager who recorded the killing of George Floyd while in police custody. Although Frazier isn’t a professional journalist, co-chair of the Pulitzer Prize Board, Aminda Marqués González, said she deserved 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.”