Bring Abbie Home Rally

Title

Bring Abbie Home Rally

Subject

Counterculture/Yippies

Description

These posters promote two events - one in New York City at Madison Square Garden and the other at Grant Park in Chicago - in August of 1978 to support Yippie leader, Abbie Hoffman, who had been underground for four and half years. The New York event featured celebrities and movement activists playing music, giving testimonials and performing a mock-trial. Participants included Rip Torn, William Kunstler, Rennie David, Bobby Seale, Terry Southern, Larry Rivers, Taylor Mead, Jon Voight, William Burroughs, Ossie Davis, Dave Dellinger, John Froines, Jerry Rubin and others. Many wondered if Hoffman was in attendance in disguise. A recorded message from Hoffman was played at the event.

Creator

Bring Abbie Home Committee

Source

Roz Payne

Publisher

Center for Digital Research in the Humanities, University of Nebraska-Lincoln

Date

August 1978

Format

posters

Citation

Bring Abbie Home Committee, “Bring Abbie Home Rally,” Roz Payne Sixties Archive, accessed October 1, 2020, https://rozsixties.unl.edu/items/show/69.

Output Formats