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THE JONESTOWN MASSACRE How Reverend Jim Jones convinced an entire congregation of 900 people to move to Guyana and commit suicide By: Elizabeth Gibbs
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Who was Jim Jones?
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Minister of the Peoples Temple
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An Initially Happy Congregation The congregation was diverse and consisted of both whites and African Americans, something revolutionary in the 1960s. Jim Jones was commended for spreading tolerance. Jones also adopted children of different races, calling them his “Rainbow Family.”
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Something Strange… Jones began speaking of a “nuclear apocalypse” approaching the entire world during his sermons. Also began to preach mixtures of communism and socialism while preaching his own ideals. Beginning of Jones’s brainwashing… Drug addiction became more noticeable.
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Peoples Temple Move to Guyana “Jonestown” was formed in Guyana, South America. In the beginning, it was referred to as “paradise”.
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Unformatted text preview: Images of Jonestown The entrance Aerial shot Several Church Members Christine Miller Marcy Jones (Temple member against (Jones’s wife) Jones’s suicide plan) “We Must Die With Dignity” • “We didn’t commit suicide, we committed an act of revolutionary suicide protesting the conditions of an inhumane world”— Jim Jones Aftermath Aftermath Continued Aftermath: In the News Ending Message • The Jonestown Massacre was heavily covered by the media, and the few survivors who ran away, hid, or pretended to be dead gave their accounts of what life in Jonestown was like. • The area was looted by locals and now nothing but a few materials remain left of the town, except for the memories of what occurred. For Further Information • These are some great films where the Jonestown massacre is covered in depth: Jonestown: The Life and Death of the Peoples Temple...
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This note was uploaded on 01/20/2012 for the course 192 220 taught by Professor Barris during the Fall '09 term at Rutgers.

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