Ark and Dove

Ark and Dove

The Ark and the Dove is an 5-episode narrative podcast investigating the complex dynamics of race and religion in America through the lens of the Black Catholic Community. The Ark and the Dove takes its name after the two companion ships that brought English Catholic settlers to Maryland in 1634. Among the colonists on board was Mathias de Sousa, the first recorded black Catholic in Maryland, who later became an elected representative in the Maryland Assembly. The Ark and the Dove podcast seeks to present the faith, resilience and hope of black Catholics in the U.S. Learn more at www.arkanddovepod.com

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June 1, 2023 2 mins

The Ark and the Dove is an 5-episode narrative podcast investigating the complex dynamics of race and religion in America through the lens of the Black Catholic Church. This show debuts June 19. Learn more at www.arkanddovepod.com

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What is the Black Catholic Church? Since the very founding of the Christianity, Africans have played a vital role in shaping the Church. How did the practice of faith change and become informed by the awful realities of slavery? 

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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 ...

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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.

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The Ark and the Dove was written and produced by Edward Herrera and Jay Lampart with help from...

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This episode continues on the transformation of Edmonson Village, this time focusing on the Catholic Church at the center of the neighborhood: St. Bernardine. Longtime residents share their memories of the Catholic priests and parishioners who reacted in various ways to the population changes, and how they made a home for themselves and their families at the Church.

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The Ark and the Dove was written and produced by Edward Herr...

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July 24, 2023 42 mins

This episode will look at a bigger picture of Black Catholics today and focus on the story of a few prominent Black Catholics who are asking the Church to speak more clearly about racism and the racial divide, including, Fr. Josh Johnson, Gloria Purvis, and Bishop Edward Braxton.

Special Guests

Bishop Edward Braxton, Ph.D., S.T.D. 

Fr. Joseph Brown, S.J.

Nathan Crankfield

Fr. Josh Johnson

Gloria Purvis

Chenele Shaw

Shannon Schmidt

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July 24, 2023 39 mins

This episode focuses on the Catholic Church’s historical role in the education of African Americans. Mother Mary Lange began a school “to teach children of color to read the Bible” in 1828. That school is now St. Frances Academy, and its principal, Deacon Curtis Turner, features prominently in this episode.

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The Ark and the Dove was written and produced by Edward Herrera and Jay Lampart with help from Louis Damani Jones. Editi...

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