Beginning in July, E Pluribus Unum will host a multi-part series of conversations that bring together our country’s greatest thinkers, activists and leaders on race and equity. We seek to use this moment to confront the systems that have divided us for generations. The focus of the series will be truth, action and reconciliation–ultimately, putting forward a vision for essential systemic reforms to shape long-term change, with the value of racial and economic equity at its core.

We’re breaking up the discussions to do deep yet digestible dives into our past. We’ll start with exploring “truth” and our history. How did we get to where we currently are on criminal justice, health equity, economic opportunity and democracy?

Join us each Thursday at
2:30 pm ET / 1:30 Pm CT

as we explore how to Leverage this moment in history to make lasting change. 



the TRUTH series: How we got here

The Price We Have Paid 

July 9 at 2:30 pm ET / 1:30 pm CT

In this first conversation, historians and experts will explore the “truth” in our history. They will discuss some of the periods and events in our history that have laid the foundation for the systems that continue to perpetuate racism and oppress people of color in the U.S, including the Civil War, Reconstruction and the Jim Crow era.




Founder and President, E Pluribus Unum

Former Mayor, City of New Orleans

Learn more about the Hon. Mitch Landrieu.



Director, Local Government Leadership Institute at Delta State University

Learn more about Dr. Temika Simmons.



President Emerita and the Arthur Kingsley Porter University Professor, Harvard University

Historian of the Civil War and the American South

Learn more about Dr. Drew Gilpin Faust.


Dr. Eddie s. glaude jr.

Chair of the Center for African American Studies, Princeton University

Learn more about Dr. Eddie S. Glaude,Jr.