Rainier Beach Residents Fight to Preserve a Diverse American Dream
On a walk through Rainier Beach, Steve Scher finds an old Seattle neighborhood that’s trying to hold on in the wake of gentrification.
Rainier Beach residents enjoy the playground at Beer Sheva Park along Lake Washington.
Changes in the Central District Affect the African-American Community
As gentrification pushes African-Americans, should the city step in to protect their interests?
When Mount Calvary Christian Center pastor Reggie Witherspoon was growing up in the Central District in the 1960s and ’70s, the neighborhood was tight-knit and largely African-American. But today, it’s another story. “It’s radically different,” he says. Now, he can visit the neighborhood and not see any African-Americans. “I never thought I would see the…