Dawley was a white former peace corps volunteer who threw
his life into helping the CVL tranform. In his definitive
"autobiography" of the CVL, A
Nation of Lords, Dawley said about Bobby Gore:
demonstrated an unrelenting gut determination to survive,
to grow — an inspiration to the many young people
he urged to give up territorial jealousies, to stop
violence, to find a better way."
David and Bobby
became life-long friends. Bobby once said to David:
than pat ourselves on the back for what we are doing now,
we need to be kicked in the ass 'cause we should have been
doing this 10 years ago.
Dawley, Alphonso, Cupid, and Bobby in the CVL offices
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