Bernie Sanders arrest August 12, 1963

Bernie Sanders: Standing Up for Civil Rights Over 50 Years

On August 12, 1963, a 21 year-old Bernard Sanders was charged with resisting arrest at one of several demonstrations against segregated schooling in Chicago. Bernie Sanders was one of four individuals found guilty and fined $25 on January 13, 1964. The assistant state’s attorney told the court that the four “were in positions of leadership […]