was always a peacemaker. He met with Dr. Martin Luther King
when King moved into Lawndale just a block away from the CVL
headquarters. He and other CVL laeader marched with Dr. King
Park when he was attacked by a racist mob. In the 1966
riots, Bobby was out
on the streets calling for peace. After Dr. King's assassination,
Bobby, the CVL, and other Chicago gangs took to the streets
to quiet things down. The
CVL wrote a leaflet that Bobby and the CVL passed out
in the community. .
Seeing the destruction
caused by the riots, Bobby and the CVL called meetings between
the gangs. The CVL saw the opportunity to talk about the need
for peace in the community between gangs.