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Support Self Defense Free the New Jersey 4
Maker: Naughty North Collective; Ryan Conrad
Technique: digital print
Date Made: 2008
Place Made: United States; Maine, Portland
Measurements: 43.2 cm x 30 cm; 17 in x 11 13/16 in
Main Subject: Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer (LGBTQ) Rights; Prisons & Prisoners
Materials: glossy paper (fiber product)
Support Self Defense free the new jersey 4 a benefit bash featuring: Athens Boys Choir bang-a-rang dance troupe snapdragon and more!!! $1-$10 sliding scale at the dooryard - 108 High Street - Portland Maine - Nov 16 - 7pm
Acquisition Number: 2010-139
Under copyright; used by CSPG for educational and research purposes only. Distribution or reproduction beyond that allowed by fair use requires the written permission of the copyright owners.
On August 18, 2006, four young African-American lesbians from Newark, New Jersey—Venice Brown (19), Terrain Dandridge (20), Patreese Johnson (20), and Renata Hill (24)—traveled to New York’s Greenwich Village where they were subjected to a homophobic verbal and physical assault by Dwayne Buckle (29), also African- American. Buckle verbally attacked the women, who rejected his sexual advances, with statements like “I’ll f**k you straight sweetheart.” He then spat on one woman’s face and flung a lit cigarette at them. After Buckle began choking one of the women, Patreese Johnson took a small kitchen knife and stabbed his arm to get him off her friend. The four women were arrested and received sentences ranging from three and a half to eleven years in prison. As of January 2013, Patreese Johnson remains in prison. Buckle was not arrested or charged.