Living Democracy

Living Democracy 2022

March 17, 2015
Helping Elba Tell Its Story Inspired Moore
Helping Elba Tell Its Story Inspired Moore

Jelani Moore, 20, is majoring in media studies in the Auburn University School of Communication and Journalism. In the summer of 2014, he took his passion for storytelling to Elba as part of the AU College of Liberal Arts Living Democracy program.

By Caroline Allen
August 21, 2014
Magazine Launch
Magazine Launch

Stories from Collinsville, Elba, Linden and Selma are featured in the first issue of Living Democracy, a magazine that captures the spirit of these diverse Alabama communities.

By Professor Nan Fairley
August 6, 2014
Summer in Elba Ends with Gratitude
Summer in Elba Ends with Gratitude

Last Sunday marked my final day in Elba with the exception of the Surf’s Up pool party at Hawkins-Williams Park this week. My summer here in Elba has been one to remember—to say the least. I never expected to become so involved with the people of this city that I’d actually become family.  I got a good bit done within three short months, but I could not have scratched the surface if it were not for the support and shared vision of the beautiful citizens of Elba. 

By Jelani Moore
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 7, 2014
Elba Civic Club Plans to ‘Light Up Rotary’
Elba Civic Club Plans to ‘Light Up Rotary’

Last Tuesday the Elba Rotary Club passed the torch to it’s next commander in chief.  Laurie Chapman, mother of two and CEO of Wiregrass Weddings, succeeded former President and local attorney Bart Boothe.

By Jelani Moore


Last Updated: May 09, 2022