Born in Virginia, Lloyd attended West Virginia state. He was selected in the 9th round NBA draft.
He strongly advocated for aid to the freed slaves to enable them to take their full place in American society.
The U.S. delegation to the UN, which included NAACP board member Eleanor Roosevelt, refused to introduce the petition.
The turnaround came ten years after the commission had filed a complaint that African Americans, Latinos, other minorities, and women were being unfairly treated.
In 1857 patent rights were denied to slaves and were restored after the Civil War. Blair died in 1860, the year the war began.
Turner often conducted Baptist services, preaching the Bible to his fellow slaves, who dubbed him "The Prophet."