Tonya Mosley with Darryl Lorenzo Wellington – “Black in Seattle”


Tonya Mosley

Darryl Lorenzo Wellington

Seattle is the 5th whitest city in the nation, with African Americans making up just 7 percent of the population. Freelance broadcast journalist Tonya Mosley set out to explore the community and produced a four-part radio series, “Black in Seattle”, that was broadcast on public radio station KUOW last fall. We discuss the project with her and Darryl Lorenzo Wellington, a journalist and poet living in Santa Fe, NM, who offers his perspective on African American life in another largely white town.