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JIM JONES PEOPLES TEMPLE
The Cult of Two: Understanding Jonestown
Screenwriter, Playwright, Narrative Teacher & Consultant
My cousin died in November 1978 in the Jonestown Massacre, the largest mass murder/suicide in American history. Gene Chaikin was a lawyer for Jim Jones and Peoples Temple.
On White Negroes, Jim Jones and "Sista" Rachel
Author of White Nights, Black Paradise and Godless Americana: ...
Although many commentators have drawn parallels between former Spokane NAACP head Rachel Dolezal's passing-in-reverse minstrelsy and white pop culture icons, the historical example of Jim Jones and his Peoples Temple church is more germane.
Millions of American Workers Suddenly Realize They Belong to a Cult
Author 'Barracuda in the Attic'
"It's pretty weird how they make us sing the company song each morning at our desk like the pledge of allegiance," said Bill P. of Topeka, Kansas, a 20-year veteran of a major American accounting firm who asked to remain anonymous for fear of retribution.
When I Think of November
Comedian, actor and recording artist
In November, I think about religious cults. November is when the Jonestown massacre happened. It was 1978 and the worst fall San Francisco had ever had. This final act was too gruesome to imagine.
Remember the Alamo -- Tony Alamo
Television journalist, author, syndicated columnist
An 11 year-old said Alamo ordered four men to hit him with a paddle 140 times for some minor offense. The preacher dodged child abuse charges.
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