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Five years before Room 222, Lloyd Haynes desired to add his support to Martin Luther King’s vision. Lloyd contacted two close friends despite the opposition of old familiar foes, the Ku Klux Klan, and another white supremacist group. Lloyd and his friends booked passage on a train to Washington in the face of persistent warnings and threats of personal violence. “To take a stand for what a person believes in is a freedom for all human beings. So I will stand in peace.”
They marched from the Washington Monument to the Lincoln Memorial among an estimated 250 thousand people. In later years, many people that Lloyd would come to know, admire, and work with attended the Walk: Joan Baez, Bob Dylan, Mahalia Jackson, Harry Belafonte, Diahann Carroll, Ossie Davis, Sammy Davis Jr., Lena Horne, Paul Newman, Sidney Poitier, Josephine Baker, and Rosa Parks. https://www.facebook.com/lloydhaynesroom222/ #BOOK