This episode will discuss how the West Baltimore neighborhood of Edmondson Village changed from being essentially all White to all Black in the course of 10 years. Historians Ed Orser and John Tillman explain the practice of “blockbusting” and how corrupt bank practices such as land installment contracts played into this transition.
The Ark and the Dove was written and produced by Edward Herrera and Jay Lampart with help from Louis Damani Jones. Editing and creative direction by Sara Perla. Theme, outro music and sound design by Jay Lampart. Additional music by Deitrick Goodwin and the St. Bernardine's Choir. John "Papa Jay" Lampart played the harmonica. Artwork by Tom Grillo. In addition to Ed Orser’s research, Antero Pietila’s book, Not in My Neighborhood: How Bigotry Shaped a Great American City was very helpful in the making of this episode. Special thanks to Siobohn Hagan and Marmia, The Mid Atlantic Regional Moving Image Archive. To learn more, go to www.marmia.org. Thank you to the OSV Institute for Catholic Innovation and Notre Dame IDEA Center for their early support. Most importantly, thanks to the countless individuals willing to share their story for the making of this podcast. The Ark and the Dove is a production of Balthasar Media.