Great Job, Internet!: Is this footage of Bernie Sanders getting arrested in 1963?

During the process of a long, drawn-out political campaign, the candidates’ pasts are subject to intense scrutiny as the media and the public scramble to ascertain exactly what these ambitious folks did and did not do before seeking office. The past has a mysterious way of bubbling up to the surface in the form of old pictures, audio recordings, documents, and films. For example, the Chicago-based nonprofit Kartemquin Films likely did not set out to comment on the fiercely contested 2016 presidential election when it embarked upon its ’63 Boycott project, dedicated to a momentous 1963 civil rights protest against Chicago Public Schools over the organization’s segregationist policies. Nevertheless, as Kartemquin sifted through the grainy, half-century-old footage, a familiar face seemingly emerged: Vermont senator and current Democratic candidate Bernie Sanders.

According to Kartemquin, though the exact nature of the politician’s participation in the civil rights movement has been …

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