"and a blind poet scribbling notes, and LBJ, and Huck Finn, and Abbie Hoffman"
Abbie Hoffman
Creative Commons AttributionAbbie Hoffman - Credit: Richard O. Barry

Abbie Hoffman was a political and social activist who co-founded the Youth International Parties or, for short, the Yippies. He started riots and protests in the 1968 Democratic National Convention. He was later known as one of the "Chicago Eight". He contiuned his activism in the 1970s and became a prominant icon of the Youth Rebellion of that era. He also protested against the Vietnam war.