Giving Credit Where Credit Is Due

The Kent State shooting by members of the Ohio National Guard occurred at Kent State University in the city of Kent, Ohio on May 4, 1970, and resulted in the deaths of four students. At the time John Filo was in the University student photography lab when the shots rang out.

This image won him the Pulitzer Prize the following year, 1971:In being awarded the Pulitzer for Photography, he was given credit where credit was due.

His photo did much to change the attitudes of Americans regarding the use of American military force against American civilians.

It’s the national posture that many find Trump and Barr all too willing to violate today.

Darnella Frazier is the 17 year old girl who stood her ground and stared into the face of pure hatred for nearly 9 minutes.

Because of her, we now have a full and complete recording of the inhumane barbarism of the police brutality that has been the subject and focal point of the seemingly endless complaints and grievances of black people….

She stood her ground for 8 minutes and 46 seconds and videographed the murder of George Floyd by a cop.

She has given the world the ‘proof’ that has been demanded by the purveyors of racism and the apologists for injustice.

Her video recording is the full length feature version of the real 400 hundred year history of the relationship between white people and black people in America.

Her video is different from others of its kind because the deniers must remain silent and the doubters have had all reasons, excuses, justifications, and rationalizations unceremoniously ripped away…

Her’s is different because
she stood her ground for 8 minutes and 46 seconds and videographed the murder of George Floyd by a cop, and the world of law enforcement and criminal justice must be forever changed because of it.

Here’s a list of awards and criteria:

The Pulitzer Prize for Feature Photography is one of the American Pulitzer Prizes annually awarded for journalism. It recognizes a distinguished example of feature photography in black and white or color, which may consist of a photograph or photographs, a sequence or an album.

The Feature Photography prize was inaugurated in 1968 when the single Pulitzer Prize for Photography was replaced by the Feature prize and “Pulitzer Prize for Spot News Photography”, renamed for “Pulitzer Prize for Breaking News Photography” in 2000.

The George Foster Peabody Awards (or simply Peabody Awards or the Peabodys) program, named for the American businessman and philanthropist George Peabody, honor the most powerful, enlightening, and invigorating stories in television, radio, and online media

Awarded for: Distinguished achievement and meritorious public service by television and radio stations, networks, producing organizations, individuals, and the World Wide Web

The congressional gold medal seeks to honor those, individually or as a group, “who have performed an achievement that has an impact on American history and culture that is likely to be recognized as a major achievement in the recipient’s field long after the achievement.”[

The Presidential Medal of Freedom is an award bestowed by the president of the United States to recognize people who have made “an especially meritorious contribution to the security or national interests of the United States, world peace, cultural or other significant public or private endeavors”.

Here’s my question:

Which, if any, of these awards should be given to Darnella Frazier for her cell phone video of the murder of George Floyd?