The Chicago Tribune discovered a photo of Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders getting arrested by Chicago police at a 1963 civil-rights rally in the city. The newspaper published the photo Saturday.
Sanders, a Vermont senator, was arrested, charged with resisting arrest, and found guilty of the crime. His punishment? A $25 fine.
At the time, he was a 21-year-old student at the University of Chicago.
“Bernie identified it himself,” Tad Devine, a senior adviser to the campaign, told the Chicago Tribune. “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).'”
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.
While at the university, Sanders was a leader of the Congress of Racial Equality, and multiple news accounts claim Sanders was leading protests about racial inequality, per the Tribune.
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