NEW Report

Two Histories, One Future: The Legacy of Confederate Memorials and the Promise of Public Spaces

A new report published by E Pluribus Unum (EPU) and the Public Religion Research Institute (PRRI) provides a detailed look at Black and white Southern Americans’ personal opinions on Confederate memorials and the role of religion in framing conversations about race and public spaces.

EPU & The Bitter Southerner

EPU & The Bitter Southerner Partner Series

EPU has partnered with The Bitter Southerner to showcase the work of our Unum Fellows happening across the American South. Check out more here.

Meet the 2023 Unum Academy Cohort!

Meet our 2023 Cohort of the Unum Academy!

Learn more about the Unum Academy Leadership Accelerator program here!

Opportunity • Justice • Democracy

Building a more just, inclusive, and equitable South through advancing social change & racial equity

Founded by former New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu in 2018, E Pluribus Unum (EPU) is a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization whose mission is to build a more equitable and inclusive South, uprooting the barriers that have long divided the region by race and class. EPU’s focus is on cultivating and empowering courageous leaders who are focused on racial equity, changing the divisive narratives that perpetuate systemic and interpersonal racism, and championing transformative policy change.

E Pluribus Unum – Latin for “out of many, one” — the motto of the U.S.


Cultivating courageous leaders committed to realizing a vision for a more equitable, inclusive South


Accelerating change to create equal access to opportunity, democracy, safety, and protection under the law at the local, state, and federal levels


Identifying where inequities exist, their structural cause, and the environments and conditions that perpetuate them

Narrative Change

Shifting people’s attitudes and behaviors by encouraging open, honest discussions to change narratives that preserve systemic and interpersonal racism

"We will remain trapped in a cycle of anger and hopelessness until more white Americans come to grips with our past."

– Mitch Landrieu, Founder & Former President of E Pluribus Unum, Former Mayor of New Orleans, LA