History on the yippies
Who are the Yippies?
The streets of Chicago really shaped the Yippies because this is where the group Yippies mainly took place and gained more notice about the Yippies. The way the streets helped the Yippies was when they wanted to drop LSD into the river of Chicago as a type of protest, but these were just rumors. They purposelessly gave this rumor to news reporters so that way they took advantage of the media to gain awareness. They also used the street to put on theatrical events about the failure in dominant social order.Gathering more people's attention that are living in Chicago.
The Yippies did many illegal action so they can mobilize their demonstrations. These illegal actions that the Yippies did made them known down in the police station.On August 25,1968 the police tried to interfere with one of the festival and they ended up becoming violent towards the protesters. Resulting into police brutality ,it seemed as if the police were so frustrated with the Yippies they just disregarded protocol of being a police officer.The police used tear gas as well as batons to push away the protesters. For the next four days, the protesters and police kept clashing against each other.Many Yippies ended up injured or were arrested.
Yippies believed in free necessities and rejected institutional and commercialized. So Abbie Hoffman created a book called "Steal this book". It contained methods of getting good in both legal and illegal manners. Some would be the exchange of clothing or stealing and deception. They had problems with economic policies , they'd usually say "Don't trust anyone over 40".They didn't approve over the type of control the government had over people as well as how they ignored many people's opinions against the war.
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“Chicago History Museum | Blog » Blog Archive » Yippies In Lincoln Park, 1968.” Chicago History Museum Blog RSS. Web. 21 Sep. 2015. <http://blog.chicagohistory.org/index.php/2011/06/yippies-in-lincoln-park-1968/>
This article was created by Chicago's history museum. It's a valuable source for my topic because it includes dates and good explanations/details on what happened to the yippies.
“Chicago ’68.” Making Yippie! Web. 21 Sep. 2015. <http://press.uchicago.edu/Misc/Chicago/238012.html>
This source was very useful because it explained in great detailed how the public/political view were on the Yippies. As well as how the Yippies founder began this journey to create this activist group.
Pollick, Michael, and Niki Foster. “WiseGeek.” WiseGeek. Conjecture, n.d. Web. 21 Sep. 2015. <http://www.wisegeek.com/who-were-the-yippies.htm>
This article talks more about the police brutality and the coverage of media the Yippies were able to capture. As well as the type of protest they'd do.
“Steal This Style: Yippies and Political Fashions! | Thread for Thought.” Thread for Thought. N.p., Nov. 2011. Web. 21 Sep. 2015. <http://www.threadforthought.net/steal-style-yippies-political-fashions/>
This article talks about their fashion, the reasons behind why they took this approach to be known as Yippies for their fashion wise.As well as their protest methods and about their nudity and police brutality.
“The Yippies.” PBS. PBS, n.d. Web. 21 Sep. 2015. <http://www.pbs.org/independentlens/chicago10/yippies.html>
This source talks a bit of the government take on Yippies as well as the protest they did.
“Yippies.” Yippies. Web. 21 Sep. 2015. <http://www.trincoll.edu/classes/hist300/yippies.htm>
This website contains information on how Yippies were more reckless and quotes some sayings the yippies were known well for.
“Chicago Seven.” History.com. A&E Television Networks, n.d. Web. 23 Sep. 2015. <http://www.history.com/topics/vietnam-war/chicago-seven
This source is valuable because the information here is accurate and consistent as I compared it to other websites. As well as it's from a reliable source history.com where they do even more depth research into the Chicago 7 Trial.