Throughout our nation’s history, we have often allowed ourselves to be divided by anger, hate, and fear. We firmly believe that we are better together than we are apart, and cities and towns will only thrive if they find a way to unite around common purpose with shared responsibility and opportunity.
The E Pluribus Unum Fund will bring people together across the American South around the issues of race, equity, economic opportunity and violence, proving the American motto that “out of many, one,” and we are better for it.
Incubated at Emerson Collective and led by former New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu, E Pluribus Unum is an initiative created to fulfill America’s promise of justice and opportunity for all by breaking down the barriers that divide us by race and class.
Divided by Design
Our team traveled across the American South unearthing the roots of this divide, the ghosts of the past, and the human experience that binds us all. We’ve gone to 28 communities across 13 southern states in rural areas and urban ones, in growing metropolitan areas and hollowed-out main streets.