Gwen Moore is the Curator of Urban Landscape and Community Identity at the Missouri Historical Society focusing on race, ethnicity, race relations and social justice issues in St. Louis. Gwen has been associated with the Society since 1998 working as a researcher, community programmer and oral historian. Her current area of research is concerned with social movements with a particular interest in civil rights activism. An important part of her work has been documenting the Ferguson protest movement which includes a collecting initiative and an oral history project. Gwen was also the curator for the Missouri History Museum exhibition, “#1 in Civil Rights: The African American Freedom Struggle in St. Louis.” She continues her focus on documenting the history of African Americans in the region through collecting the voices, objects, papers and images of ordinary and extraordinary Black St. Louisans.
Gwen has a BA in sociology and history from the University of Missouri-St. Louis, a MSW from Washington University and MA and degree in history from Indiana University where she worked at the Organization of American Historians as a book editor for the OAH Magazine of History.