Darnella Frazier, 17-Year-Old Who Recorded George Floyd's Killing, To Be Honored With Courage Award
Representatives for the teen say she's "humbled" to receive the honor.
October 30, 2020 at 1:10 am
The teenager who documented the killing of George Floyd is being honored with a prestigious award for recording the harrowing scene that has driven global protests demanding protection for Black lives.
According to a press release, human rights advocacy organization Pen America announced this week that Darnella Frazier, 17, will receive the 2020 PEN/Benenson Courage Award. Pen America will bestow the award to Frazier in its first ever virtual gala on Dec. 8.
As Blavity previously reported, Floyd was killed by former police officer Derek Chauvin, who suffocated Floyd by placing his knee on his neck on May 25. The 17-year-old documented the almost eight minute-ordeal, often vocalizing her concern for Floyd’s safety through the event.