Living Democracy

Living Democracy 2019

August 20, 2019
New friends make Chatom summer meaningful
New friends make Chatom summer meaningful

My summer in Washington County was unlike anything I ever imagined. It gave me the opportunity to explore. I had never been to Washington County before so every part of it was a new adventure.

By Melissa Dennis
July 30, 2019
Historic homes welcome guests in Chatom
Historic homes welcome guests in Chatom

While in Chatom, I have had the pleasure of staying with my community partner Jessica Ross. However, for other people interested in visiting Chatom, finding a place to stay can be extremely challenging unless you know someone who lives in the area.

By Melissa Dennis
July 26, 2019
Spending the night where Alabama began
Spending the night where Alabama began

Before Living Democracy, I had no idea that I would walk the land where Alabama began. Yet, for the third time during my summer in Washington County, I was walking around Old St. Stephens. This time I was here for an overnight stay.

By Melissa Dennis
July 17, 2019
Two female pastors in Chatom share calling, friendship
Two female pastors in Chatom share calling, friendship

At the United Methodist Church and the Christian Methodist Episcopal Church in Chatom, two women pastor and lead churches. Chatom UMC, 20 School St, is led by the Rev. Dr. Holly Morales. Cooper Lewis CME Church, 170 Martin Luther King Ave, and is led by the Rev. Hazel Kirksey.

By Melissa Dennis
June 27, 2019
Savage works tirelessly to preserve Washington County history
Savage works tirelessly to preserve Washington County history

Savage is a Leroy, Alabama, native whose involvement in history-related projects began several years ago when she joined the Washington County Museum Board. Savage then started her own research on African American history in the area.

By Melissa Dennis

Last Updated: April 04, 2019