James warren jones (may 13, 1931 – november 18, 1978) was an american religious cult leader who initiated and was responsible for a mass suicide and mass murder in jonestown, guyana. Jonestown cult suicides-the true story: and the apparent mass suicide by over 900 members of a religious including cult-leader jim jones's own. Mass suicide at jonestown: 30 years later on november 18, 1978, 909 men, women and children died in revolutionary suicide at jim jones' peoples temple in guyana. The jonestown massacre occurred on november 18 peoples temple leader jim jones instructed all members living in the jonestown mass suicide at jonestown.
While some refer to the events in jonestown as mass suicide, many others but latterly an opponent of jim jones the jonestown, guyana tragedy. Jim jones was the cult leader of the peoples temple who led more than 900 followers in a mass suicide known as the jonestown massacre learn more at biographycom.
On this day in 1978, peoples temple founder jim jones leads hundreds of his followers in a mass murder-suicide at their agricultural commune in a remote part of the south american nation of. Mass murder-suicide of religious cult member of the peoples temple, led by jim jones, in 1978, jonestown, guyana, is one of the largest number of american civilian casualties in the.
Jonestown massacre: jonestown massacre, the mass murder-suicide of members of the peoples temple cult in guyana in 1978 at the behest of leader jim jones.
An audio recording made on november 18, 1978, at the peoples temple compound in jonestown, guyana immediately preceding and during the mass suicide and murde. The mass suicide in pictures: cult leader jim jones ordered its followers to drink a deadly cocktail, not even sparing the 300 children living in the community. On november 18, 1978, in what became known as the “jonestown massacre,” more than 900 members of an american cult called the peoples temple died in a mass suicide-murder under the direction.