Only in America

Posted: 20 February 2016 in Uncategorized
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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.

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Rep. John Lewis (D-Ga.), an icon who led the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC) during the civil rights movement, claimed never to have met Bernie Sanders. Maybe he didn’t but. . .

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Chicago police officers carry protester Bernie Sanders, 21, in August, 1963 to a police wagon from a civil-rights demonstration at West 73rd Street and South Lowe Avenue in Chicago. He was arrested, charged with resisting arrest, found guilty and fined $25. He was a University of Chicago student at the time.

For what it’s worth, the Chicago Tribune has unearthed and published a photo from its archives of Sanders participating in a civil-rights demonstration.

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.

Comments
  1. Pedro says:

    Who controls the past controls the future; who controls the present controls the past.

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