See Related Story: The Murder of JR Warren
On July 4, 2000, a black gay man named Arthur "JR" Warren was beaten
unconscious and run over with a Camaro to fake a hit-and-run accident.
Brooklyn-based artist Rory Golden moved to West Virginia to become part of JR
Warren's community and research the violent hate crime that informs this exhibit.
Through automobile rear view mirrors
Cline, F. X. (2000, July 13). Slaying of a gay black spurs call for justice.
New York Times, A16.*
Bull, C. (2001, January 16). A mother's faith. Advocate, 828/829, 40-42.*
Moon, D., & Nakayama, T. (2005). Strategic Social Identities and Judgments: A
Murder in Appalachia. Howard Journal of Communications, 16 (2), 87-107.*
Nomani, A. Q. (2000, August 9). Bad Blood. Retrieved from
Smith, V. (2001, July 19). Teen pleads guilty in gay slay. Retrieved from
Roddy, D.B. (2000, July 12). Killing of gay black man shakes community:
W. Va. town left looking for answers. Pittsburgh Post - Gazette, A-1.*
*Access available only to CSUSM students, staff, and faculty.
|This exhibit is part of the Context: Library Series. Contact Melanie Chu at firstname.lastname@example.org or (760) 750-4378 for more information.|
Spotlight design by Erica Espana.