Reality in Black & White
Abbot Howard "Abbie" Hoffman (November 30, 1936 – April 12, 1989) was a political and social activist who co-founded the Youth International Party ("Yippies").
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..
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 Dillinger, 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.
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Working as a photojournalist from the turbulent 1960s through the 1970s and beyond, David Vine created thousands of images. Photographing events like the New Haven Protests, or personalities such as President Richard Nixon, Leonard Bernstein, and artist, Eric Sloane, Vine's images not only give a glimpse into the past, but also captivate us with their dramatic presence. RetroPhotojournalism.com showcases some of the best work from his photo files.
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