Living Democracy

Living Democracy 2019

May 26, 2015
Auburn University Student to Spend Summer in Linden
Auburn University Student to Spend Summer in Linden

Auburn University Living Democracy Fellow Amy Hudson started her 10 weeks of living and learning in Linden this summer.  Hudson, a biomedical science, pre/med student at Auburn, will be working with community partners Kathryn Friday, Marengo County Extension coordinator, and Brenda Tuck, executive director of Marengo County Economic Development.

March 30, 2015
Linden Youth Come Together to Focus on Future
Linden Youth Come Together to Focus on Future

Eighteen students from Linden gathered at the Marengo County Business Development Center Friday, March 13, for a “Strengthening Linden’s Future” forum. These students hail from both Linden High School and Marengo Academy.

By Amy Hudson
March 17, 2015
Shipma Enjoyed Time Listening, Learning in Linden
Shipma Enjoyed Time Listening, Learning in Linden

Shipma, 20, said it was intimidating at first to work with people not her own age. She spent much of her time at Linden’s Senior Citizen Center, which provides lunch and a place to fellowship.  There she listened to stories about Linden and advice about her summer projects as she politely dismissed their offers of blind dates with their grandsons.

By Amy Hudson
August 21, 2014
Magazine Launch
Magazine Launch

Stories from Collinsville, Elba, Linden and Selma are featured in the first issue of Living Democracy, a magazine that captures the spirit of these diverse Alabama communities.

By Professor Nan Fairley
July 9, 2014
‘Pappa Joe’: The Man Behind the Scenes
‘Pappa Joe’: The Man Behind the Scenes

As the husband of Kathryn Friday (who has been mayor, high school principal and is now Marengo County Extension Coordinator), it seems that Joe Friday has little room to make his own impact in Linden. That’s far from the truth.

By Cristiana Shipma

Last Updated: April 04, 2019