Online Publications & Tools

Monument Lab
Monument Lab is a public art and history studio based in Philadelphia. They work with artists, students, educators, activists, municipal agencies, and cultural institutions on participatory approaches to public engagement and collective memory.
Monument Lab Field Trip Guide; a hands-on interactive guide for approaching and understanding monuments.
Shaping The Past; a project that facilitated transnational conversations between artists and activists about public memory.

Smithsonian: Our Shared Future
Our Shared Future: Reckoning with Our Racial Past offers a space for dialogue about race. It provides a safe and collaborative place where anyone can share experiences and increase their understanding of the legacy of race and racism.

Drawing on the breadth of the Smithsonian’s expertise, research, and collections, our goal is to help advance the work of others. Race and Our Shared Future provides an ecosystem of resources and experiences, both digital and live, featuring real conversations from local communities to national events.

The Inclusive Historian’s Handbook
This dynamic reference source supports inclusive and equity-focused historical work in public settings by sharing a knowledge base that invites more people to engage in history projects. This handbook provides concrete examples of how to make history work more relevant. It centers on equity, inclusivity, diversity, and public service while offering accessible windows into the many ways public historians work.
Entry on Memorials and Monuments
Entry on the Lost Cause Myth
Entry on Material Culture

One Million Truths
Dedicated to truth & reconciliation, One Million Truths is a place for Black Americans and allies to bear witness to the scale of racism in every day life.

Listen or read
Debbie Elliott, “‘Why Don’t Y’all Let That Die?’ Telling the Emmett Till Story in Mississippi,” All Things Considered, August 28, 2019

Camp Memorials, Silence, and Restlessness: A Dialogue with Brandon Shimoda – Part 1, Discover Nikkei: Japanese Migrants and Their Descendants, June 8, 2017.