“Well my parents were Orthodox Jews. They were very observant. My mother lit candles every Friday night. Holidays were observed. When I was born it was against the law to have Jewish ceremonies, so my father smuggled in the mohel, the one who does…

Wallace's grandparents were well-established in the African American community of Atlanta. “Birdie Florence Wallace. Her maiden name was Birdie Crolley Wallace. C-r-o-l-l-e-y. Her father, my grandfather was a Methodist preacher. In fact, he was one…