1776 Unites is a movement to liberate tens of millions of Americans…
by helping them become agents of their own uplift and transformation, by embracing the true founding values of our country.
Who We Are
1776 Unites represents a nonpartisan and intellectually diverse alliance of writers, thinkers, and activists focused on solutions to our country’s greatest challenges in education, culture, and upward mobility.
1776 Unites is a movement to shape the American future by drawing on the best of its past. Radically pragmatic and unapologetically patriotic, we hope to speak for Americans of all races, creeds, and political convictions who oppose the efforts to demoralize and demonize our country and its foundations from within, and to turn its people against one another with false history and grievance politics.
1776 Unites represents a nonpartisan and intellectually diverse alliance of hundreds of thousands of writers, thinkers, and activists focused on solutions to our country’s greatest challenges in education, culture, and upward mobility.
We acknowledge that racial discrimination exists — and work towards diminishing it. But we dissent from contemporary groupthink and rhetoric about race, class, and American history that defames our national heritage, divides our people, and instills helplessness among those who already hold within themselves the grit and resilience to better their lot in life.
1776 Unites maintains a special focus on voices in the black community who celebrate black excellence, reject victimhood culture, and showcase the millions of black Americans who have prospered by embracing the founding ideals of America.
We are intellectuals and journalists, entrepreneurs and grassroots activists, celebrating the progress America has made, the resilience of its people, and our future together. We seek decisive action in restoring our people’s confidence and advancing the cause of actual justice in the face of hostile messages that degrade the spiritual, moral, and political foundations of our nation.
1776 Unites is a project of the Woodson Center, a community transformation and empowerment organization founded by Robert L. Woodson, Sr. in 1981.
We are building a positive movement in response to the overwhelming narratives of oppression, grievance and ignorance to America’s history — and its promise for the future.
1776 Unites is a project of the Woodson Center, a non-profit foundation. If you support our mission, and want to help us build, please donate so we can do more.
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Get to know the work and voices of the 1776 Unites Scholars and Achievers — voices that can impact our American future!
November 1, 2020
As African American Patriotism Declines, So Will America
September 30, 2020
True freedom comes from serving community, and God
September 16, 2020
We must scrap the ‘1619 Project’ for an accurate account of American history
August 28, 2020
Straight out of the Black Bourgeoisie: Lessons for the 21st Century
August 10, 2020
Black is the New Idol
August 6, 2020
History of 1776 offers hope for all Americans
November 24, 2020
Post-George Floyd, a Wave of 'Anti-Racist' Teaching Sweeps K-12 Schools Targeting 'Whiteness'
November 19, 2020
‘1776 Unites’ — Lesson Plans that Celebrate Black Excellence and America’s Founding Ideals
November 6, 2020
The Deeply Flawed Racism Index
October 13, 2020
Bob Woodson's Last March
October 13, 2020
The 1619 Chronicles
September 29, 2020
The Other Michael Brown