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Jim Jones

Jim Jones (May 13, 1923 - 1978) was the founder of The People's Temple, a religious group that originally advocated social justice, but later turned cult when Jim Jones brought into it his dictatorship, and fanatical viewpoints and practice. Jones then founded Jonestown in Guyana; the town was a closed-in society of Jones' followers, and where Jim Jones and all of Jonestown commited suicide on Jones's instructions by drinking cyanide laced Flavor-aid (a Kool-aid imitation) in 1978.

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