Peoples Temple

Peoples Temple

People's Temple was a religious organization founded in 1955 by Jim Jones that, by the mid-1970s, included over a dozen locations in California including its headquarters in San Francisco. It is best known for the events of November 18, 1978, in Guyana, in which 909 people died at the Peoples Temple Agricultural Project (informally, and now commonly, called "Jonestown") and nearby airstrip at Port Kaituma, and Georgetown in an organized mass suicide/killing.

The mass suicide and killings at Jonestown resulted in the greatest single loss of American civilian life in a non-natural non-accidental disaster prior to the events of September 11, 2001. Casualties at the airstrip included, among others, Congressman Leo Ryan.

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... has had a colorful history, having housed Jim Jones' Peoples Temple from 1970 until their move to Jonestown, Guyana in 1977 ... In 1975, the Los Angeles Times noted the Peoples Temple's move into the old church "People's Temple, a Disciples of Christ church, now occupies the old First Church building." After the mass suicide in Jonestown, the ...
Timothy Stoen - Battling The Temple - Affidavits and Lawsuits
... On March 14, 1978, the Peoples Temple member Pam Moten sent an open letter to Congress, suggesting that members of the Concerned Relatives group were conspiring with the FCC and IRS against the ... course have been orchestrating a campaign against us." Matching later more direct statements the Temple would make to Congressman Ryan in November, the Temple ... We do not want to take assistance from any people nor do we want to become an international issue." On April 11, 1978, the Concerned Relatives distributed a packet of ...
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... Further information Peoples Temple, Peoples Temple in San Francisco, and Jonestown In 1977, amidst media scrutiny and potential litigation, Garry began ... Garry's political philosophy meshed at least to some degree with that of the Temple, a communist organization, and many felt that Garry's representation added credibility to the Temple as a political ... Garry believed that the Temple had managed to establish in Jonestown what Garry himself referred to as "paradise." Garry believed that the Temple picked ...
Peoples Temple - Aftermath - Wrapping Up
... At the end of 1978, the Temple declared bankruptcy, and its assets went into receivership ... A few Temple members remained in Guyana through May 1979 to wrap up the movement's affairs, then returned to anonymity within the U.S ... The Temple's buildings in Los Angeles (1366 S ...

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