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While Bernie was at the March on Washington, the statement of Bernie marching with MLK has gotten tired for a lot of people and the moment someone brings it up they shut it out. Instead talk about his leadership roll with CORE (congress of racial equality) and work with SNCC (student nonviolent coordinating committe). CORE organized a 15 day sit in of university apartment buildings that were refusing to rent to black students in violation of school policies which Sanders helped lead. With Sanders as chairman university chapter of CORE merged with university chapter of SNCC and Sanders announced plans to take the fight to Chicago and followed through organizing picketers at a Howard Johnson in Cicero. Sanders stated they organized there to keep pressure on the restaurant chain after 12 CORE demonstrators were arrested trying to eat at a Howard Johnson there. Sanders left his leadership role there shortly afterward because his grades were suffering so terribly due to his activism, but he kept active with CORE and SNCC. After returning from the March on Washington he was charged with resisting arrest after protesting segregation on the city's south side, which is where the famous picture of Sanders being arrested is from. I know people are well meaning when they use Sanders marching on Washington as the justification that he was active during the civil rights era, but people often are instantly suspicious when speaking of MLK in this context because his image has been so misused by so many people. Try to talk about the very real activism he did during the civil rights era instead.