Calling Southern State Legislators:  Apply to become an UNUM Fellow. Deadline is September 15, 2021.

Meet our Policy Scholars

Our inaugural cohort of researchers across the South will work with us to provide independent, in-depth and actionable policy recommendations that advance racial equity and address systemic racism in America



We partnered with the Center for Media & Social Impact and two professional southern comedians to explore and unpack complex issues, systemic racism, and what it means to be southern


Listening Loudly Conversation with Author and Journalist Brooke Baldwin

Watch our conversation with Brooke Baldwin about the South, her perspective on race and racism, and the unique role women play in dismantling the systems of racism in our country today

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


Social Justice

Our commitment to justice demands not only fair treatment but equal protection under the law.

Racial Equity

We can chart a new course for the South, one that centers on racial equity and moves towards collective action.

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

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

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