We can not forget nor forgive the unfortunate death of George Floyd. The video that shook the whole world and got harsh reactions from all over the world from social media platforms. The 17-year-old who recorded the video has now been awarded the Award for Courage in United Sates of America.
On the day of 25th of May, Darnella Frazier, who is just 17-years old did not get scared to record the arrest of George Floyd when she noticed that he was being taken into custody by force and with inhuman manner.
The whole anti-racism movement got ignited just after the horrific video that went viral on social media that showed his last struggle for life when his neck was being press under the officer’s knee.
Millions of people stood up against this incident and came out on streets to protest against it.
PEN America CEO Suzanne Nossel said in a statement: “With nothing more than a cell phone and sheer guts, Darnella changed the course of history in this country, sparking a bold movement demanding an end to systemic anti-Black racism and violence at the hands of police.
“With remarkable steadiness, Darnella carried out the expressive act of bearing witness and allowing hundreds of millions around the world to see what she saw. Without Darnella’s presence of mind and readiness to risk her own safety and wellbeing, we may never have known the truth about George Floyd’s murder.
“We are proud to recognize her exceptional courage with this award.”
Darnella Frazier, who was surprised after receiving the Award for Courage said, “I never would’ve imagined out of my whole 17 years of living that this’ll be me,” she said after accepting the Award for Courage. “It’s just a lot to take in, but I couldn’t say thank you enough for everything that’s been coming towards me.”