Jean O’Connor-Snyder intern Samuel Reece is a founding member of the Montevallo Junior City Council and a current student at The University of Alabama Honors College, and as part of his community journalism pieces this summer he’s producing a podcast about Marion, Alabama! 

Working with fellow interns Katie, Nicole, and Hannah, Sam is spending the summer learning about small-town democracy in Perry County with our friends at Main Street Marion. Give it a listen and learn how the history of civil rights, and more, is still alive in Alabama’s Black Belt. This closes out the first round of community journalism pieces from the students in Perry County. Stay tuned for future articles – and other media – from both Walker County, Perry County, and check out Auburn University’s Living Democracy‘s fantastic blog while you’re at it!