NYT Reports on the Briscoe Center’s Acquisition of the Abbie Hoffman Papers

The Briscoe Center for American History has acquired the papers of political activist Abbie Hoffman (1936–1989), which join others at the center related to social and racial justice, anti-war protest and environmental activism, as well as political organization and free speech activities across the ideological spectrum. Hoffman gained national attention in the late 1960s for his theatrical protests at the New York Stock Exchange, the Pentagon, Woodstock, the Democratic National Convention, and the ensuing landmark trial, United States v. Dellinger, et al., which upheld the constitutional rights to public demonstration and free speech. The center is currently displaying selections from the Hoffman papers in the exhibit hall.

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