30 th Anniversary of the Jonestown Massacre
Original post made by Jane, Professorville, on Oct 25, 2008
We are coming up to the 30th anniversary of the Jonestown Massacre.Web Link
It was one of the largest such mass suicides in history, and the greatest single loss of American civilian life in a non-natural disaster until the incidents of September 11, 2001.
One of those dying at the nearby airstrip was Leo Ryan, who became the first and only Congressman murdered in the line of duty in the history of the United States.
The impact on the Bay Area was profound. Much has changed.
30 yrs is a long time, looking back, what have we learned since then?