If one street can rightfully be called a microcosm of the Holy City, it just might be King Street. In this five-mile stretch, the residents of Charleston live, work, and play, from the public housing of Joseph Floyd Apartments on Upper King to the prestigious Sumter House on the Battery. In some ways, King shows how clearly segregated Charleston remains. To be quite honest, there are places on this stretch of road where each one of us feels out of place, where each one of us feels unwanted. Rich or poor, black or white, it doesnt matter who you are theres a place along King where youll feel like an outsider. But the city and its streets belong to all of us.
Its time to get to know King Street.