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Daniel Ellsberg and Amy Carter in Hampshire Courthouse
Daniel Ellsberg, the man who leaked the Pentagon Papers to the news media in 1969, chats with Amy Carter in the courtroom of the Hampshire County Courthouse in Northampton, MA, on April 10, 1987 before testifying for the defense. Amy Carter and Abbie Hoffman and 13 others are charged with trespassing and disorderly conduct stemmign from an anti-CIA protest on the University of Amherst Campus in October of 1986. (UPI Photo/Pool/Files)
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Abbot Howard "Abbie" Hoffman (November 30, 1936 – April 12, 1989) was an American social and political activist who co-founded the Youth International Party ("Yippies").

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 and radical activism of that era.

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