Under The Arch Season 2 Episode 2: BHM Special: Black History ft. Gwen Moore

ArchCity Defenders and Action St. Louis present the premiere collaborative podcast, “Under The Arch.” Your hosts Blake Strode, Executive Director of ArchCity Defenders, and Kayla Reed, Director of Action St. Louis, explore the issues facing our community and the people working to transform them.

We’re launching Season Two with a focus on Black History Month, celebrating Black Now, Black History, and Black Futures. This week’s episode features Gwen Moore, Curator of Urban Landscape and Community Identity at the Missouri History Museum. She has been associated with the Missouri Historical Society since 1998 as a researcher, community programmer, and oral historian. She focuses on social movements and civil rights activism, including a collecting initiative and oral history documenting the Ferguson protest movement. She has curated collections such as “St. Louis Freedom Struggle 1921-1968” and “#1 in Civil Rights: The African American Freedom Struggle in St. Louis.” She has a BA in sociology and history from the University of Missouri-St. Louis, an 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.

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