- Darnella Frazier will be presented with the annual Pen/Benenson Courage Award for risking her life while recording Floyd's last minutes
- The NGO issuing the award said were it not for her, the world would never have known the truth behind Floyd's death
- She will share the award with Marie Yovanovitch, the ex-US ambassador to Ukraine
- The ambassador is reported to have helped expose Donald Trump's efforts to get Ukraine to investigate Joe Biden
A 17-year-old girl who recorded the brutal killing of George Floyd that led to a worldwide movement against police brutality will be awarded for her bravery.
PEN America announced on Tuesday, October 27, that it would be honouring Darnella Frazier with the annual PEN/Benenson Courage Award.
The organisations CEO Suzanne Nossel tweeted that had it not been for her presence of mind and readiness to risk her own safety, the truth behind Floyd's death would not have been known.
"With nothing more than a cell phone and sheer guts, Darnella changed the course of history in this country," wrote Nossel.
"Sparking a bold movement demanding an end to systemic anti-Black racism and violence at the hands of police," she added.
A civil rights attorney representing Floyd's family, Ben Crump, also praised Darnella as well, saying she showed tremendous courage and the award was well-deserved.
Darnella will share the award with Marie Yovanovitch the ex-US ambassador to Ukraine who helped expose President Donald Trump's efforts to get Ukraine to investigate Joe Biden.
The 17-year-old girl went through a lot of backlash after releasing the video with the majority of internet users asking why she did not do anything else other than just recording.
Legit.ng previously reported that a postmortem nasal swab had found that George Floyd had COVID-19 when he died, but it didn't play a role in his death.
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The autopsy report, which was released publicly with permission from Floyd's family, indicated that Floyd tested positive for the disease on April 3.
The medical examiner said the 46-year-old man was likely asymptomatic when he died.
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