UNPAID LABOR®  is a term used to describe the slave’s contribution to America

The Unpaid Labor Contribution Project promotes a message. The message is that the
first 12 generations of African Americans were vital to the birth, growth and survival
of the United States. By contribution we mean the collective effort of 12.5 million
people. They worked as Unpaid Laborers for 250 years to form the foundation of our
country. This is a documented conclusion. This is what 66 prominent PhD
historians say. These historians were educated, and they teach at America’s finest
colleges and universities.

All Americans are invited to join the national movement to promote A New Approach to Race
in America

Acknowledge the Collective Contribution of the first 12 generations of African Americans

Abolish the false thinking of racial inferiority and superiority. That way of thinking was used to justify racial slavery. It remains in place today. abolishing it means using the truth of history to change the negative image of black people that has been pressed into the thinking of the nation for centuries.

Advocate for national racial reconciliation

The movement’s symbol is a single black stripe in the American flag. The symbol says how important the Contribution was and is to America.

We honor the flag and do not seek to change it. We acknowledge the horrors of slavery, but we do not focus on them. The project does not vilify the Founding Fathers. We do not take a position on social or political issues such as reparations, police brutality, and mass incarceration to name a few. The message of Unpaid Labor Contribution is designed to be unique. It is designed to be non-confrontational, unifying, and proactive. It is also designed to offer a new way to think about race in America.

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What the first 12 generations of Americans of African descent did for our country between 1607 and 1865 was big. It is the reason that America became the most successful nation in modern history.


The purpose of Unpaid Labor is

  • To honor the first 12 generations of Americans of African descent

  • To tell the Untold Story of Unpaid Labor
  • To use history to help heal race relations, and
  • To have the rightful place of Unpaid Labor acknowledged in American history