In 2020, E Pluribus Unum is hosting 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 is 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, starting with “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. 

Previous Livestreams

Conversation 1 – The Price We Have Paid

Conversation 2 – Criminal Justice

Conversation 3 – Health Equity



the TRUTH series: How we got here

Economic EQUITY 

Thursday, July 30, 2020
2:30 pm ET / 1:30 pm CT

This conversation will provide a historical look at the many institutions that have actively created systems that disenfranchise African Americans and denied them the ability to build generational wealth. Exploring the conscious efforts to slow economic growth in African American communities, the panelists will examine the lasting impacts of incidents like the Tulsa Race Massacre, Seneca Village and the Wilmington Insurrection of 1898–all of which displaced and destroyed thriving Black communities.



Angela Glover Blackwell

Founder in Residence, PolicyLink

Learn more about Angela Glover Blackwell.


Andre M. Perry

Author, Know Your Price

Fellow, Metropolitan Policy Program at Brookings Institution

Learn more about Andre M. Perry.


Danyelle Solomon

Vice President, Race and Ethnicity Policy, Center for American Progress

Learn more about Danyelle Solomon.


Nathaniel Smith

Founder and Chief Equity Officer, Partnership for Southern Equity

Learn more about Nathaniel Smith.