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Bernie Sanders Arrested: His Record of Civil Rights Activism is Confirmed

by GiovanniFebruary 20, 2016

 

Over the last week or so several media outlets (hello Hillary Clinton supporters) have been questioning, and indeed even spreading nasty rumors, regarding Bernie Sanders credentials as a civil rights activist in the 1960s.

Bernie Sanders, right, a member of the Congress of Racial Equality steering committee, stands next to University of Chicago President George Beadle, who is speaking at a CORE meeting on housing sit-ins in 1962. (Special Collections Research Center / University of Chicago Library)

Bernie Sanders, right, a member of the Congress of Racial Equality steering committee, stands next to University of Chicago President George Beadle, who is speaking at a CORE meeting on housing sit-ins in 1962. (Special Collections Research Center / University of Chicago Library)

A famous picture of Bernie Sanders speaking to student activist at the University of Chicago became the subject of speculation that maybe  the guy in the photo wasn’t really Bernie Sanders. Even though Bernie Sanders said it was Bernie Sanders. Even though this is a well-known picture of that for years everyone except it was Bernie Sanders.

Bernie Sanders, civil rights activist 1963

1960s, a 20-year-old Bernie Sanders helps organize a protest of housing segregation in properties owned by the University of Chicago. (Photo: Archive)

Well the Chicago Tribune just dug up a new photo along with the video showing the same Bernie Sanders being arrested by Chicago police doing a demonstration gets housing segregation in 1963. It looks like Hillary supporters will have to try another smear tactic against Barney since apparently everything he says about his civil rights record is true. Via the Chicago Tribune:

A Chicago Tribune archival photo of a young man being arrested in 1963 at a South Side protest is Democratic presidential hopeful Bernie Sanders, his campaign has confirmed, bolstering the candidate’s narrative about his civil rights activism.

The black-and-white photo shows a 21-year-old Sanders, then a University of Chicago student, being taken by Chicago police toward a police wagon. An acetate negative of the photo was found in the Tribune’s archives, said Marianne Mather, a Chicago Tribune photo editor.

“Bernie identified it himself,” said Tad Devine, a senior adviser to the campaign, adding that Sanders looked at a digital image of the photo. “He looked at it — he actually has his student ID from the University of Chicago in his wallet — and he said, ‘Yes, that indeed is (me).'” Sanders, a U.S. senator from Vermont, was traveling Friday near Reno, Nev., on the eve of the state’s Democratic presidential caucuses.

Sanders’ activism at the University of Chicago has been in the news recently, after questions arose about a different photo that appeared to show Sanders addressing students at a 1962 campus sit-in. At first, several alumni identified the speaker as another man, according to the University of Chicago Library’s Special Research Center. The other man is no longer alive.

However, photographer Danny Lyon, who took that photo, contacted the research center and made available more photos from the same sequence, confirming Sanders’ identity, the center said.

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