Pep was the first leader of the Vice Lords. He led the CVL from its fighting and hustling phase as well as into its transformation into a community organization.

He left Chicago and went to Dartmouth University, as part of the innovative Foundation Years program. one of the few African Americans at that Ivy League institution. The CVL later sponsored a scholarship program for Black students in Chicago to go to Dartmouth.

Pep was well known and loved on the streets of Lawndale. He has passed and is sorely missed.

Back to CVL History: The St. Charles Origins of the CVL.


Edwin Marlon Perry..."Pep" Picture courtesy History Channel