1978

Newsweek - - Rewind -

“A mass sui­cide with few par­al­lels in hu­man his­tory” was how Newsweek re­ported the end of Rev­erend Jim Jones and his Peo­ples Tem­ple cult in a 26-page spe­cial re­port. Over 900 fol­low­ers, in­clud­ing 276 chil­dren, died in the Guyana jun­gle af­ter in­gest­ing cyanidelaced Fla­vor Aid. Lit­tle sur­vived be­yond the ex­pres­sion “Drink­ing the Kool-aid.”

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