Jack Kerouac, Neal Cassidy, Allen Ginsberg and William S. Burroughs were inducted in the Counterculture Hall Of Fame in 1999 during the 12th High Times Cannabis Cup.
The Counterculture Hall of Fame was created in 1997 by High Times Editor Steven Hager. The purpose of the Hall of Fame was to help focus ceremonies at the annual Cannabis Cup in Amsterdam, and to celebrate the history of the counterculture by recognizing its saints. The inductions are done in Amsterdam every year on Thanksgiving as part of the Cannabis Cup awards show. Often a documentary film is shown to introduce the inductee(s) to the audience. A silver Cannabis Cup is awarded as part of the induction ceremony.
Jack Kerouac, Neal Cassidy, Allen Ginsberg and William S. Burroughs were the founders of the Beat Generation, not only they started a new style of American literature but ignited the rebellion against social conformity in the 1950's through their poems of social and political criticism.