Seattle’s vanishing black community

Pastor Patrinell Wright, in her Central District home, remembers when the neighborhood was mostly black and middle class. (Erika Schultz/The Seattle Times)
Pastor Patrinell Wright has lived in Seattle's Central District for 48 years. She remembers when the neighborhood was mostly black and middle class. "I miss my friends," she says. (Erika Schultz/The Seattle Times)

The Central District’s African-American community is moving away, and people like Patrinell Wright, who moved to the neighborhood in 1964, are feeling a sense of loss.