Gwen Moore serves as Co-Chair of the Bread and Roses Missouri Advisory Council. Gwen 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. She has been associated with the Society since 1998 working as a researcher, community programmer and oral historian. Her current area of research focuses on urban renewal and its destructive impact on communities of color. That interest has led her to an in-depth study of Mill Creek, the largest African American residential area in St. Louis that was demolished in 1959.
Gwen has a BA in sociology and history from the University of Missouri-St. Louis and a MSW from Washington University. She worked for 20 years in the field of psychiatric social work before switching careers to pursue a doctorate in history.