The team at the International Coalition of Sites of Conscience is happy to speak with reporters working on stories related to history, transitional justice, memorialization, museums, and memory initiatives. We are frequently consulted and quoted in national and local outlets and interviewed on podcasts and radio segments. To get in touch, please email Ashley Nelson, the Communications Director at


At The Gambia’s Memory House, victims rewrite Jammeh-era history

May 21, 2022





A man found a mysterious cross in an attic. The local history museum said no thanks

May 12, 2022







Transformational Sites of
Conscience: Heritage Sites as
Catalysts for Action

January 24, 2022





Moscow’s Memory Wars: Putin seeks to whitewash Russia’s Stalinist past

January 15, 2022






December 23, 2021

UNESCO: World Heritage, Multiple Memories

February 16, 2021




The Free Lance-Star: Outside study calls for more understanding, inclusiveness in Fredericksburg

December 11, 2020






Smithsonian Magazine: Fredericksburg’s Slave Auction Block Will Be Moved to a Museum

September 30, 2020




Hidden City: Six Perspectives on Historic Monuments and the Battle Over Civic Space

September 29, 2020






National Geographic: Historic Interpreters Share their Sides of the Story

September 24, 2020





Curator the Museum Journal: The Movement for Memory: Statements of Solidarity from Sites of Conscience

September 04, 2020

Politico: Does America Need a Truth and Reconciliation Commission?

August 16, 2020





TIME Magazine: Confederate Monuments and Other Disputed Memorials Have Come Down in Cities Across America. What Should Take Their Place?

July 28, 2020




NPR: How America Might Reconcile Its Racist Past

July 15, 2020





Eagle News: Zoom Panel Discussion Explores the Meaning, Place of Monuments

June 29, 2020




National Geographic: Travels: Pasaje Begoña, El Stonewall de España está en Torremolinos

June 27, 2020





CNN: A Virginia City Finally Removed its 800-pound Slave Auction Block After Years of Deliberation

June 8, 2020




The Washington Post: After a Long Debate, Fredericksburg, VA., Finally Removes a Slave Auction Block From Downtown

June 6, 2020




Yes Magazine: Truth and Reconciliation For Lynching Victims and Their Families

February 03, 2020




February 03, 2020


Time: Cultural Heritage Reminds Us Of Our Shared Humanity. That’s Why Threats Against Them Are So Dangerous.

January 10, 2020




The Washington Post: Border Patrol Museum Visitors Want to Talk Current Events. The Staff Doesn’t.

January 2, 2020



Worldwide, The Sites of Conscience Are Speaking Loudly of The Horrors of Yesterday 

December 15, 2019




The Post and Courier: Two Charleston Sites Rooted in Slavery Accepted into Global Coalition for Historic Education

November 20, 2019.


National Trust for Historic Preservation 2019 Louise Du Pont Crowninshield Award: Ruth J. Abram

October 11, 2019.





The Washington Post: What South Africa Can Teach the U.S. About Reparations

By Ereshnee Naidu-Silverman, Senior Director of the Global Transitional Justice Initiative at the International Coalition of Sites of Conscience

June 25, 2019

March 12, 2019





The Atlantic: Atlanta’s Civil War Monument, Minus the Pro-Confederate Bunkum

March 17, 2019




BBC Radio:                                      Collecting the Troubles at the Ulster Museum 

November 27, 2018



Dan Snow’s History Hit                                    Sites of Conscience with Linda Norris 

August 30, 2018





The Atlantic
The Desperate Search for Lebanon’s Mass Graves

April 22, 2018



The New York Times
Documenting US Role in Democracy’s Fall and Dictator’s Rise in Chile

October 14, 2017



BuzzFeed                                               The Whitney Plantation Is The Only Confederate Monument We Should Keep

August 21, 2017



Teen Vogue
These Teens Are Working To End Modern Slavery 

July 20, 2017

The Chicago Reader
The National Public Housing Museum’s Long Journey Home

July 5, 2017

The New York Times                           Founder of Coalition Member, the Damascus Center for Human Rights Studies, is Denied Political Asylum

June 23, 2017

A Researcher Reconnects with Her Ancestors’ Slave Past at Madison’s Estate

March 28, 2017

Joshua Tree: Planning For The Future Of A Park Where The Trees Have One Name

August 2, 2016

The Portland Press Herald
Abbe Museum’s new exhibition tells difficult Native American stories

May 22, 2016

BBC News
Inside decaying US prison, former inmates are guides

May 11, 2016

The Chicago Tribune
Chicago National Public Housing Museum Aims for the Conscience

May 6, 2016

The Washington Post
African-American Museum Designed with Emotions in Mind

April 17, 2016

The Parents Circle: Israeli, Palestinian Parents Share Their Painful Stories Of Loss

September 13, 2014