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Living Democracy 2020

August 5, 2020
Group hopes 'getting to know each other' can help ease racial divides
Group hopes 'getting to know each other' can help ease racial divides

Invited Wilcox County community members gathered on Thursday, July 9, to discuss their experiences with systemic racism and prejudice. 

By Amy Clark
July 22, 2020
BAMA Kid stays involved as adult leader
BAMA Kid stays involved as adult leader

Samantha Gomez moved to Wilcox County from Queens, New York, when she was only two weeks old. She grew up in Alabama’s Black Belt and works today in programs focused on youth development and eliminating inequalities rooted in socioeconomic disparities.

By Amy Clark
July 2, 2020
Outdoor sports reel in new fans, economic benefits
Outdoor sports reel in new fans, economic benefits

The outdoor sports industry in Alabama’s Black Belt continues to flourish as more and more Alabamians head outdoors during the COVID-19 pandemic.

By Amy Clark
June 25, 2020
Camden Chamber uses social media to help out businesses
Camden Chamber uses social media to help out businesses

After many of Camden’s locally owned restaurants and businesses were forced to close due to COVID-19, the Wilcox Area Chamber of Commerce began To-Go Tuesdays and Website Wednesdays.

By Amy Clark
August 2, 2019
Cook takes on challenge of new crop
Cook takes on challenge of new crop

Camden’s first hemp farmer, Crum Cook, is learning more every day as he expands his farm to include this crop. This year, he joined dozens of famers across the state to plant the first legal hemp crop since 1937 as part of the Industrial Hemp Research Pilot Program

By Laura Thompson

Last Updated: June 23, 2020