Living Democracy

Living Democracy 2019

July 23, 2014
Car Care 101 in Collinsville
Car Care 101 in Collinsville

I’ve been lucky to have several father figures in my life, ranging from soccer coaches to teachers to family friends, and each one has taught me invaluable lessons about the world around me. This summer, Mark Shatzel—one half of the couple I’ve been living with—taught me the basics of Car Care 101.

By Shaye McCauley
July 22, 2014
Elba’s Just Folk Provides Much More than Lunch
Elba’s Just Folk Provides Much More than Lunch

The people of Elba are a hardworking breed.  The small streets are continuously bustling throughout the morning hours and early afternoon.  Smiling faces and friendly horn honks greet you at every corner.  Everyone seems to be on the same page regardless of the weather or which team lost to which the night before.

By Jelani Moore
July 17, 2014
Collinsville's Library Boasts Unique History and Bright Future
Collinsville's Library Boasts Unique History and Bright Future

The site of the Collinsville Public Library has always been versatile. In 1925, it was the city’s first public movie theatre. Later, it was transformed into a post office, boarding house, and a general merchandise store.

By Shaye McCauley
July 16, 2014
What My Ten Weeks in Linden Taught Me
What My Ten Weeks in Linden Taught Me

As my time in Linden draws to a close, a bit of reflection is in order. A cliché question is in order, one that I have asked myself several times the last couple days: how has Living Democracy change me?

By Cristiana Shipma
July 11, 2014
Poverty Biggest Problem Facing Selma, Black Belt
Poverty Biggest Problem Facing Selma, Black Belt

Selma is known to many as the Queen City of the Black Belt. This stately designation was given to the city because of its leading role in the history of the region. Selma led the area through lucrative farming years (in the mid 1800’s, Dallas County was the 4th richest area in the country), industrialization, social and political events.

By Lowery McNeal

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