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October 9, 2018
From Alabama to Ireland: Lowery McNeal
From Alabama to Ireland: Lowery McNeal

McNeal was a participant in Living Democracy a year before her graduation with a bachelor’s degree in history. Her summer in Selma was a perfect connection between her major and her minor, community and civic engagement. She was able to apply her knowledge and research ability to a community she was living in for ten weeks.

By April Garrett
October 18, 2018
From Georgia to Peru: Taryn Wilson
From Georgia to Peru: Taryn Wilson

Remembering her favorite experience from the summer of 2013 when she lived in Selma as a Living Democracy student, Taryn Wilson recounted going to a home with great significance to the civil rights movement. Wilson and another Living Democracy student visited Richie Jean Jackson’s home to purchase one of her books and have it signed, also convincing her to give them a tour of her home, a historic meeting place for influential leaders of the movement.

By April Garrett
February 28, 2014
Pebble Hill is the Place for Making Plans
Pebble Hill is the Place for Making Plans

Pebble Hill (Scott-Yarborough House) is the home of the Caroline Marshall Draughon Center for the Arts & Humanities in the College of Liberal Arts, and on Fridays it is the place for Living Democracy students to enjoy lunch and make plans for summer 2014.  

By Mark Wilson
June 25, 2015
Edmundite Missions has a Mission to Serve
Edmundite Missions has a Mission to Serve

As of this year, Dallas County has a poverty rate of 31.3 percent, according to Alabama Possible, a non-profit organization that serves as a resource to educate communities and reduce systemic poverty across Alabama. More than 40 percent of families live below the poverty level.

By Illyshia Parker
June 2, 2014
Strengthening Selma's Future Forum
Strengthening Selma's Future Forum

Eighteen Selma and Dallas County youth gathered on Friday, May 30, for a “Strengthening Selma’s Future” forum.  These students hailed from several different area high schools, and many are involved with the Selma Youth Ambassador program.

By Lowery McNeal

Last Updated: June 23, 2020