Monday, December 31, 2007

The birth of the Yippies

Today according to Australian Eastern Standard Time when this item was posted
1967 At the New York loft of Abbie Hoffman (1936 - '89), activists resolved to hold a Festival of Life during the Democrats' 'Convention of Death' (1968 Chicago Convention).

They decided to call a new party the Youth International Party and thus call themselves 'Yippies', a name coined by Paul Krassner. The originators of Yippie (the Chicago 8, later the Chicago 7) included Hoffman, Rennie Davis, Jerry Rubin, John Froines, David Dellinger, Lee Weiner, Tom Hayden and Bobby Seale. Seale, a co-founder of the Black Panther Party in 1966, was excluded from YIP later.

Wilson's Almanac Book of Days hip list

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