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Bernie Sanders Arrested: 1963 Photo Proof He Fought In Civil Rights Trenches

  • by: Alan Duke
  • (Sat, 20 Feb 2016 17:14:34 Z)

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An acetate negative found buried deep in the archives of the Chicago Tribune shows a young Bernie Sanders being hauled off to jail by police after a 1963 anti-segregation protest. The newspaper just recently discovered the black-and-white photograph and published it Saturday.

The newspaper's caption reads: "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."

Sanders' has been accused of overstating his college days involvement in the civil rights struggle by some Hillary Clinton supporters.

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Editor-in-Chief Alan Duke co-founded Lead Stories after ending a 26-year career with CNN, where he mainly covered entertainment, current affairs and politics. Duke closely covered domestic terrorism cases for CNN, including the Oklahoma City federal building bombing, the UNABOMBER and search for Southeast bomber Eric Robert Rudolph. CNN moved Duke to Los Angeles in 2009 to cover the entertainment beat. Duke also co-hosted a daily podcast with former HLN host Nancy Grace, "Crime Stories with Nancy Grace" and hosted the podcast series "Stan Lee's World: His Real Life Battle with Heroes & Villains." You'll also see Duke in many news documentaries, including on the Reelz channel, CNN and HLN.

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