Abbie Hoffman biography

Abbie Hoffman

Organization founder

1936 – 1989

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Who was Abbie Hoffman?

Abbot Howard "Abbie" Hoffman was a 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 came to prominence in the 1960s, and continued practicing his activism in the 1970s, and has remained a symbol of the youth rebellion of the counterculture era.

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Born
Nov 30, 1936
Worcester
Also known as
  • abbie_hoffman
  • Abbott Howard Hoffman
  • Abbot Howard "Abbie" Hoffman
  • Hoffman, Abbie
Parents
Spouses
Children
Ethnicity
  • Jewish people
Nationality
  • United States of America
Profession
Education
  • Brandeis University
  • University of California, Berkeley
  • Worcester Academy
Lived in
  • Worcester
Died
Apr 12, 1989
Solebury Township

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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