The Massacre of Jonestown — FunFactMania

In 1955, Jim Jones founded a sect that he named the Peoples Temple. In 1978, the cult ended with the Massacre of Jonestown, the was the largest single loss involving American citizens that had been seen until 9/11.

Located first in Indianapolis, Indiana, the sect’s original goal was to preach Christian ideals and fight against racism. For different reasons, the sect moved to San Francisco in…

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