Living Democracy

Living Democracy 2017

May 28, 2015
Elba Graduates Start New Lives
Elba Graduates Start New Lives

Last week I attended the Elba High School graduation. Fifty students graduated, starting a new chapter of their lives and in the history of Elba. Rain moved the ceremony from the football stadium into the gym, but it didn’t stop the hundreds of friends and families from gathering to celebrate.

By Caroline Allen
May 28, 2015
What's in a Name?
What's in a Name?

Today, the city of Selma faces opposing perspectives when it comes to the significance of one name in particular. The boldfaced letters dripping tears of rust on the archway of the city’s entrance has one group answering the famous Shakespearean query. In February of this year, Students UNITE, a civil rights and advocacy organization for ages 16 to 25, started a petition to change the name of the Edmund Pettus Bridge.

By Illyshia Parker
May 27, 2015
Rotary Club Brings Linden Citizens Together for the Common Good
Rotary Club Brings Linden Citizens Together for the Common Good

In the back room of Screamer’s Restaurant, you will find a small group of people crowded around a long picnic table. At first glance, this is an ordinary sight in the small town of Linden, Alabama. You may assume they are just old friends meeting at their favorite gathering spot. However, this group is far from ordinary.

By Amy Hudson
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.

May 26, 2015
Auburn University Student Begins Work in Selma
Auburn University Student Begins Work in Selma

Auburn University journalism major Illyshia Parker is living and working in Selma for ten weeks this summer as part of Auburn’s Living Democracy initiative.  She will be working with community partner Callie Nelson, Dallas County Extension Coordinator, on a variety of civic efforts. 

Last Updated: May 31, 2017