Bernie Sanders is speaking in Chicago today — a city where he organized as a socialist, struggled for civil rights, and "began to understand the futility of liberalism." In January 1962, with protests demanding equal treatment for African-Americans sweeping the country, UChicago saw its first civil rights sit-in. Thirty-three students, most of them white, marched across the gothic campus of the University of Chicago and into the administration building where, on the fifth floor, they began an occupation outside the office of President George W. Beadle. The students, members of the Congress of Racial Equality (CORE), were demanding the university end its policy of housing segregation.



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