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Abbie Hoffman
Hoffman (center) visiting the University of Oklahoma to protest the Vietnam War, c. 1969
Hoffman (center) visiting the University of Oklahoma to protest the Vietnam War, c. 1969
Born Abbot Howard Hoffman
(1936-11-30)November 30, 1936
Worcester, Massachusetts, U.S.
Died April 12, 1989(1989-04-12) (aged 52)
Solebury Township, Pennsylvania, U.S.
Pen name FREE!, Barry Freed
Occupation Writer, psychologist, speaker, revolutionary
Nationality American
Alma mater Brandeis University and University of California, Berkeley
Period 1967–1989
Genre non-fiction, politics
Subject Political philosophy, social revolution, guerrilla theater, Civil Rights Movement, gift economics
Literary movement Yippie, 1960s counterculture
Notable works Revolution for the Hell of It, Woodstock Nation, Steal This Book
Spouse
Sheila Karklin
(m. 1960; div. 1966)

Anita Kushner
(m. 1967; div. 1980)

Abbot Howard Hoffman (November 30, 1936 – April 12, 1989) was an American political writer and social activist, anarchist, a socialist, and revolutionary who co-founded the Youth International Party ("Yippies"). He was also a leading proponent of the Flower Power movement.

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 continued his activism into the 1970s, and remains an icon of the anti-war movement and the counterculture era.

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