Living Democracy

Living Democracy 2019

June 11, 2019
Lou Schell loves life on the road and at home in Chatom
Lou Schell loves life on the road and at home in Chatom

When talking with Inda Lou Schell in Chatom, Alabama, three things become evident: one, community is an essential part of life; two, the sky’s the limit; three, “people [truly] make the difference.” Schell is a Chatom native who was born in “a farmhouse three miles out of town.” 

By Melissa Dennis
June 10, 2019
Challenging 5-K brings runners to Collinsville
Challenging 5-K brings runners to Collinsville

On a warm and rainy Saturday, runners flocked to downtown Collinsville to run the newly renamed Hallin’ Up the Gap 5K Challenge, hosted by the Collinsville Public Library as one of their biggest fundraisers for the year.

By Hannah White
June 7, 2019
Melissa Dennis starts work in Chatom
Melissa Dennis starts work in Chatom

Auburn University Living Democracy Fellow Melissa Dennis has started her summer of Living Democracy in Chatom. She will be living and learning in the southwest Alabama community until Aug. 9.

June 5, 2019
Collinsville museum celebrates local history
Collinsville museum celebrates local history

The Museum of Collinsville History documents and celebrates the rich history of this community in northeast Alabama. Historic objects donated by countless citizens, ranging from military artifacts to agricultural tools, can be seen by visitors who stop by the museum housed in a former bank on Main Street.

By Hannah White
June 3, 2019
A Day in Gee's Bend
A Day in Gee's Bend

On Monday, May 20, I took a trip close to home to a place many people from across the country travel much longer distances to discover and celebrate: Gee’s Bend.

By Laura Thompson

Last Updated: April 04, 2019