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Abbie Hoffman
One of the 'Chicago7' war protesters. 1968
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Abbot Howard "Abbie" Hoffman was an American political and social activist who co-founded the Youth International Party. Hoffman was arrested and tried for conspiracy and inciting to riot as a result of his role in protests that led to violent confrontations with police during the 1968 Democratic National Convention, along with Jerry Rubin, David Dellinger, Tom Hayden, Rennie Davis, John Froines, Lee Weiner, and Bobby Seale. The group was known collectively as the "Chicago Eight"; when Seale's prosecution was separated from the others, they became known as the Chicago Seven. While the defendants were initially convicted of intent to incite a riot, the verdicts were overturned on appeal. Hoffman arose to prominence in the 1960s, continued his activism in the 1970s, and has remained a symbol of the youth rebellion of the counterculture era. 
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  • Abbott Howard Hoffman
November 30th, 1936 in Worcester as Abbot Howard Hoffman  /  Died:   Apr 12th, 1989 - aged 52
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ActiveYearsEndYear : 1989
ActiveYearsStartYear : 1967
AlmaMater : Brandeis_University
AlmaMater : University_of_California,_Berkeley
BirthYear : 1936
BirthMonthAndDay : 11-30
BirthDate : 1936-11-30
BirthPlace : Worcester,_Massachusetts
BirthPlace : United_States
DeathDate : 1989-04-12
DeathPlace : Solebury_Township,_Bucks_County,_Pennsylvania
DeathPlace : United_States
DeathPlace : New_Hope,_Pennsylvania
DeathYear : 1989
Ethnicity : Jews
Genre : Non-fiction
Genre : Politics
Influenced : Bob_Black
Influenced : Youth_International_Party
Influenced : Opposition_to_United_States_involvement_in_the_Vietnam_War
Influenced : Weather_Underground
Influenced : Penn_Jillette
Influenced : Paul_Krassner
Influenced : Dana_Beal
Influenced : Jello_Biafra
Influenced : The_Coup
Influenced : Boots_Riley
Influenced : Steve_Conliff
Influenced : Naomi_Wolf
Influenced : System_of_a_Down
Influenced : Jonah_Raskin
Influenced : CrimethInc.
InfluencedBy : Marshall_McLuhan
InfluencedBy : Che_Guevara
InfluencedBy : Antonin_Artaud
InfluencedBy : Andy_Warhol
InfluencedBy : Herbert_Marcuse
InfluencedBy : Abraham_Maslow
InfluencedBy : Groucho_Marx
InfluencedBy : John_Lennon
InfluencedBy : Alfred_Hitchcock
InfluencedBy : George_Metesky
InfluencedBy : Weather_Underground
InfluencedBy : Lenny_Bruce
InfluencedBy : RĂ©gis_Debray
InfluencedBy : Diggers_(theater)
InfluencedBy : Cuban_Revolution
InfluencedBy : Viet_Cong
InfluencedBy : Counterculture_of_the_1960s
InfluencedBy : Black_Panther_Party
InfluencedBy : John_Sinclair_(poet)
Movement : Youth_International_Party
Movement : Counterculture_of_the_1960s
Nationality : United_States
NotableWork : Woodstock_Nation_(book)
NotableWork : Steal_This_Book
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