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. . .
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.