The Echoes of the Beaten

The Echoes of the Beaten



Tyler Peter Lebegue


Presentation: 3:00 p.m.-4:15 p.m., Kennedy Union Ballroom

This project reflects research conducted as part of a course project designed to give students experience in the research process.

Course: VAR 250



My poster will focus on police brutality. Police brutality has been a problem throughout history, and there still hasn’t been a solution for these actions in the present day. I will be presenting possible solutions to this problem. It is integral to be able to focus on the change that is needed so that George Floyd, Brionna Taylor, and so many others' lives were not lost in vain. I will be including the work of artist Kelly Latimore because she has been very influential on creating awareness through her artwork, specifically through the piece "Mama," which can be seen as a George Floyd as Jesus painting. This piece is a very unique articulation on police brutality. Another source will be the performativity of Colin Kaepernick who has risked his career to stand up for the victims of police brutality. Lastly, I will include the work of artist Kehinde Wiley to represent the need for the common good, and connect the artwork to represent the issue of police brutality.

Publication Date


Project Designation

Course Project

Primary Advisor

R. Darden Bradshaw, Michelle Hayford

Primary Advisor's Department

Theatre, Dance and Performance Technology


Stander Symposium project, College of Arts and Sciences

United Nations Sustainable Development Goals

Reduced Inequalities

The Echoes of the Beaten