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The teenager Darnella Frazier who recorded the death of George Floyd by Minneapolis police in May, will be honored by PEN America, the human rights and literary organization, in December.
The literary and human rights organization will present Darnella Frazier with the PEN/Benenson Courage Award. https://t.co/TpzVSoJUox
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PEN / Benenson Courage Award
Darnella Frazier receives the PEN / Benenson Courage Award.
“With nothing but a cell phone and courage, Darnella changed the course of history in this country and started a courageous movement calling for an end to systemic racism and police violence against black people,” Suzanne Nossel, CEO of PEN America, said in a statement Tuesday.
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Frazier, 17, will share the Prize for Courage with Marie Yovanovitch, the former U.S. Ambassador to Ukraine who was expelled by the Trump administration.
Due to the coronavirus pandemic, PEN had postponed its annual gala from May 19, six days before Floyd’s death, to December 8, and will host the event online.
“Darnella Frazier took a huge amount of criticism after the video was released,” Nossel told The Associated Press. “People accused her of being there for the money or for the fame, or to ask why she didn’t intervene. And it’s just left like that. We wanted to go back and recognize and elevate this unique act.
Other PEN honors in December include writer and musician Patti Smith and Chinese dissident Xu Zhiyong.