Clayton Reed Jr., 81, looks at old photographs and documents including a contract and a w-2 from St. Louis Cardinals Inc. in a scrapbook he put together while recovering from a hip replacement.
Young pulls out a book he wrote in prison, which he entitled "My Spiritual Journey in Prison". It is a stack of nearly two hundred pages hand written and unbound.
Young lives on the third floor of a house in North Philadelphia with a small kitchen, one bedroom, one bathroom and a living room.
Young said he used to frequent Georgia to see his father.
"I've always been taught if a man doesn't work he doesn't eat," he said.
Young depends on union work and small side jobs to sustain an income.
Young works for the laborer's union and supplements it with small side jobs. Here, he works for a friend after working a full day setting up for the NFL draft at the Art Museum, a job that he got through the union.
Young ducks as he walks into the 5:30 a.m. subway train. The train is full of people dressed in work clothes, and Young carries his work boots in case he picks up a job for the day.
Young walks to the window where he announces his arrival in hopes of picking up a job that morning.
Young stops for breakfast while waiting to get called for a job from the union. He prays before eating.
Today, Young works to avoid drinking and drugs, and he considers his relationship with God in all of his decisions. He has been clean for four years.
William Young worships at Ford Memorial Baptist Church Sunday April 9, 2017. The service inspired worshippers to clap, shout, sing, and dance from 11:30-3:00.
Young worships from the back of the church throughout the service so he can welcome members and guests to the Temple.
Gloria Harbin, an overseer at Ford Memorial Baptist Church in Hunting Park, worships.
Tysheen Choice and Patricia Gaffney dance through Ford Memorial Baptist Church during worship.
A small child looks up to Young who stands seven feet tall.