Decades before presidential hopeful Bernie Sanders hit the campaign trail, he was arrested during a civil rights protest in 1963, and video of the incident has finally emerged thanks to Kartemquin Films.
Kartemquin Films co-founder Jerry Temaner shot the footage, which was recently shared on the company’s Vimeo account. The Sanders campaign confirmed to the New York Times that Bernie is the young man in the clip.
The video from Kartemquin Films prompted the Chicago Tribune to dig through its own archive, where researchers found a photograph from the event that showed Sanders’ face more clearly.
Sanders was a 21-year-old student at the University of Chicago when he decided to participate in a civil rights demonstration to protest school segregation.
Sanders was ultimately charged with resisting arrest, and the Chicago Tribune reported he was found guilty and fined $25 — a small price to pay to prove oneself a man of the people, both then and now.