40th Anniversary Of Jonestown Tragedy


Dozens gathered at a cemetery in Oakland, California Sunday to mark the 40th anniversary of the Jonestown tragedy and the completion of a memorial there.  The Evergreen Cemetery is the final resting place of 436 of the more than 900 people who died in Jonestown, Guyana on November 18th, 1978. They were members of the People's Temple, a cult led by Jim Jones, who led them to commit mass suicide. Five non-cult members, including Congressman Leo Ryan, were murdered at a nearby airstrip.

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