Years ago PBS aired a mesmerizing documentary on the Jonestown Massacre and the history of the Peoples Temple—Jonestown: The Life and Death of the People’s Temple. I’d always heard the jokes about Kool-aid/poison/suicide but didn’t know the depths of the story. Well, it’s horrifying. These carefree teenagers splashing in the ocean, building new homes in Guyana and attending class are a bit unsettling after learning the grim future of the Peoples Temple.
Peoples Temple members Stephan Jones, Jimmy Jones Jr., and Lew Jones in Matthews Ridge, Guyana
If you’re curious about the Peoples Temple, you can watch the entire doc on youtube.
via Online Archive of California