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What comes to mind when you think of a cult? Is it “Don’t drink the Kool-Aid?” Did you know this seemingly innocuous saying resulted from a massacre that was the second largest loss of life of American citizens in history? I am talking, of course, about the Jonestown Massacre that took place in Guyana, South America in November 1978. What happens when a man who originally set out to change the world for the better lets the power go to his head and drugs and sex corrupt his vision and morals?
Join Arielle and Amanda in part 4 of a 4 part series as they try to decipher how Jim Jones went from small-town preacher to a self-proclaimed Prophet that led almost 1,000 of his followers to their deaths in Jonestown, Guyana.
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Link to San Diego State University's work on Jonestown:
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