Daddy remembers. Just as the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. He left his parents and moved alone to Philadelphia and then New York so that he could lay some distance between himself and Jim Crow. Move forward, he did. He handcrafted a newer, better life for himself — and later, our family — that eventually included owning a nice house in a Long Island, NY, neighborhood where skin color was much less a concern. Still, Daddy will never forget the life he lived as a child.