Cheryl Dunye and Takemoto

his paper exposes and evaluates the works of Cheryl Dunye and Takemoto in the intervention in the marginalized and their fight for liberation. Thesis statement: Capturing the memories of the past for instance through photography is of major importance as memories can help in the fight for rights within the community. The enslavement of blacks in America, although outlawed several decades ago, has had a negative effect on black women today and this slavery is attributed to the history of queer behavior of African America women. The Japanese American concentration camps played a role in the development of queer desires formed around same sex relationships among Japanese Americans. Through their art which included works of fiction and photography, Cheryl Dunye and Tina Takemoto learned about the existence of queer behaviors in the community.

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