Art and Jacob Do America

198 Jim Jones and the Jonestown Massacre

February 21, 2021

If you've ever heard the phrase "Don't Drink the Kool-Aid"  and ever wondered where that phrase came from, you've downloaded the right podcast! This week we take a look at what was the single most loss of American lives until 9/11.....JONESTOWN. Jonestown was a township located in the jungles of Guyana where Rev. Jim Jones and his church, The People's Temple, had relocated due to pressures from the media and defectors of the church who were going public with the many atrocities that were occurring behind closed doors.  When the entire church relocated to the jungles of Guyana, many concerned relatives were concerned their family members were being held against their will. So November 18, 1978 , Congressman Leo Ryan and a small crew of aids and media members went to Jonestown on a "fact finding" expedition. Leo Ryan and over 900 members would never make it back to the United States....listen to today to find out the whole story. 

 

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