Darnella Frazier was a 17-year-old high school junior… just a regular teenager who went to school, hung out with her boyfriend, and worked at the mall.
But everything changed on May 25, 2020 when she unknowingly began to film the video that would start a movement.
Darnella was taking her little cousin to the Cup Foods corner store in Minneapolis when she saw the police standing there with Floyd, just feet away.
She stopped in her tracks and felt the sudden urge to start recording everything she witnessed in real-time.
The shocked and terrified teen filmed as Floyd struggled to breathe, begging the policeman to take his knee from off his neck.
She filmed as Floyd uttered the gut-wrenching words, “I can’t breathe.”
“It’s like the civil rights movement was reborn in a whole new way, because of that video,” Darnella’s lawyer, Seth Cobin, told the BBC.
In the clip below, Darnella returns to the scene of Cup Foods where George Floyd lost his life. It’s a very powerful and emotional moment.