Living Democracy

Living Democracy 2021

February 1, 2014
Selma's Historic Brown Chapel AME Not Living in the Past
Selma's Historic Brown Chapel AME Not Living in the Past

Besides hospitality and good home cooking, the one thing you are virtually guaranteed to find in most any southern town is a church. More times than not, you’ll happen across quite a few. With a whopping 205 churches listed in or near the city limits, Selma is no exception.

May 12, 2014
Auburn student to work with Old Cahawba and city of Selma this summer
Auburn student to work with Old Cahawba and city of Selma this summer

Auburn University history major Lowery McNeal will be living and working in Selma from May 14 until the end of July as part of Auburn’s Living Democracy Initiative. She will be working with Old Cahawba Archaeological Park to implement many of their new outdoor adventure and ecotourism projects, including a canoe trail on the Alabama and Cahaba rivers.

By Lowery McNeal
May 21, 2014
Historic Hallelujahs: Selma Churches Sacred to Community
Historic Hallelujahs: Selma Churches Sacred to Community

From the rolling Alabama and Cahaba Rivers that surround the city and beyond to the yards and gardens that dot Alabama’s largest historic district, Selma’s motto “Historic Places, Social Graces” rings true over the city. While grace and flair abound in the historic homes and downtown businesses of Selma, the same can be said for the city’s many historic churches.

By Lowery McNeal
May 28, 2014
Where Everybody Knows Your Name: The Coffee Shoppe
Where Everybody Knows Your Name: The Coffee Shoppe

Jackie Smith and her employees greet customers with a smile and serve up the best cup of coffee in Selma. They have been since The Coffee Shoppe opened its doors at 308 Broad St. in November 2011. “You feel great when you can go to a place where people know your name and care about you,” says Smith. And that’s exactly what is served at The Coffee Shoppe: care.

By Lowery McNeal


Last Updated: August 04, 2021