Community Storytelling Partnership
The culmination of months of hard work and research came to a head Tuesday for a group of Billings West High students as they began setting up a museum exhibit they created on hate speech and hate crimes in Billings.
Beau Linnell, a junior at West High, didn’t realize just how much he’d learn about hate crimes in Billings when he started a class project earlier this year looking at the impact of the town’s stand against such crimes 20 years ago.
None of them was born yet when it happened, but a group of West High students will play an important role in the celebration of a historic stand against hate crimes in Billings 20 years ago.
The Community Storytelling Partnership is a collaboration among the Western Heritage Center, Montana PBS, Billings Public Schools and the Billings Public Library.