Living Democracy

Living Democracy 2021

June 29, 2021
Elba's Giving Garden gives back to the community
Elba's Giving Garden gives back to the community

Auburn University’s Oquendo Bernard is harvesting good things during his summer of Living Democracy in Elba. 

June 24, 2021
The Collinsville Panther Pride Band is back
The Collinsville Panther Pride Band is back

The sounds of trumpets and tubas pierce the air in the band room at Collinsville High School.  But this is no ordinary practice. 

By Laney Mayfield
June 21, 2021
Elba celebrates their first Juneteenth
Elba celebrates their first Juneteenth

It was a rainy day in Elba, but the Mulberry Heights Coalition group persevered to host the opening ceremony of a Juneteenth celebration at the old high school grounds at Gaines Memorial Park, in the Mulberry Heights community, for the first time in Elba.

By Oquendo Bernard
June 18, 2021
Stitching together a bright future in Camden
Stitching together a bright future in Camden

Samantha Gomez, a Youth Organizer for the Southern Rural Black Women’s Initiative (SRBWI), saw an opportunity when a member of the executive committee, Sarah Bobrow-Williams, reached out in hopes of starting an extension of the Southern Journeys sewing program in Camden. 

By Lauren Landers
June 17, 2021
Gregory School educators persevered to see students prosper
Gregory School educators persevered to see students prosper

Southern Black educators in the 1900s faced obstacles of racism and discrimination, yet many managed to forge a way through challenging situations.

By Laney Mayfield


Last Updated: August 04, 2021