1776 Unites is a movement to inspire tens of millions of Americans…
to 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 creating solutions for our country’s greatest challenges in education, culture, and upward mobility. We are a project of the Woodson Center, a nonprofit organization that has worked for decades to empower local communities to address America’s toughest problems. Read more about the Woodson Center here.
1776 Unites is a movement to shape the American future by drawing on the best of its past. Unapologetically pragmatic and patriotic, we speak for Americans of all races, creeds, and political convictions who take issue with efforts to demoralize our country and its foundations and divide our citizens through grievance politics; we instead encourage unity through shared values that guides us in overcoming common challenges.
1776 Unites represents a nonpartisan and intellectually diverse alliance of hundreds of thousands of writers, thinkers, educators, and activists focused on creating solutions to our country’s greatest challenges in education, culture, and upward mobility. Our K-12 curriculum serves as an extension of our mission to empower the next generation with principles and inspiring historical figures so they will prosper and flourish.
We acknowledge that racial discrimination persists in our nation, and work toward its extinction. Nevertheless, contrary to popular rhetoric that victimizes minorities and defames our rich and complex national heritage, we instead promote values of resilience and self-determination in the face of adversity. We celebrate that every person, young or old, holds within themselves the grit and resilience to better his or her lot in life.
1776 Unites maintains a special focus on voices in the black community who celebrate black excellence, discourage victimhood culture, and showcase the millions of black Americans who have prospered by embracing the founding ideals of America.
We define American Ideals as: self-determination, equality, resilience, and the opportunity to forge one’s own path and serve as the agent of your own uplift.
We are intellectuals and journalists, educators, 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 discouraging 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 501(c)(3) non-profit organization founded in 1981 by Robert L. Woodson, Sr. We are in no way affiliated with any other “1776” group, commission, project, or association. If you support our mission, and want to help us build, please donate so we can do more.
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Featured Essays & Updates
Get to know the work and voices of the 1776 Unites Scholars and Achievers — voices that can impact our American future!
February 17, 2022
Johns Hopkins Institute for Education Policy gives top marks to the 1776 Unites curriculum!
December 20, 2021
Hope in the Unseen: On Being a Christian and an Economist — with an intro by Dr. Anthony Bradley
December 2, 2021
Our Open Letter to Barnes & Noble CEO James Daunt
December 1, 2021
The Works that 1776 Unites Thinks Every American Should Read
September 1, 2021
How Tulsa's Black Community Rebuilt Greenwood After the 1921 Massacre
August 16, 2021
Our Open Letter to the National School Boards Association & Local School Boards
March 5, 2022
This mother is fighting black-on-black violence — and wants police support
February 22, 2022
'Teaching America's Principles' bill passes Kentucky Senate committee
February 7, 2022
It's Time to Fight for the Black Family
February 4, 2022
Black Children’s Lives Matter, Too
February 4, 2022
New Hampshire partners with Woodson Center for video series showcasing Black American heroes
January 20, 2022
Parents' School Revolt About to Get a Jolt With Groundbreaking Documentary