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Living Democracy 2019

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 15, 2014
Selma City Council Meetings Engage, Inform
Selma City Council Meetings Engage, Inform

Selma is one of the most historic cities in Alabama. It is also, unfortunately, facing many present-day struggles that threaten the future prosperity of Selma’s citizens. The elected leaders charged with addressing the issues and maintaining this great city are Mayor George Evans, and the city council, which is made up of president Corey Bowie, Dr. Cecil Williamson, Susan Keith, Greg Bjelke, Angela Benjamin, Sam Randolph, Rev. Benny Tucker, Bennie Ruth Crenshaw, and Michael Johnson.

By Lowery McNeal
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
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