Jonestown Massacre Remembered

Family and friends of victims remember the 1978 massacre of 918 people involved in a cult, the Peoples Temple Agricultural Project. Cremated remains of nine people who died in the massacre were recently found at a Delaware funeral home.

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Peoples Temple leader Jim Jones is shown in an undated photo. More than 900 Americans died in a murder and suicide ritual at the Peoples Temple agricultural mission in the jungle of Guyana. Passage of time since the holocaust has faded the differences between some temple enemies and loyalists, because they have experiences in common. Many share painful memories, guilt-filled feelings, loss of loved ones and psychological scars from an incomprehensible event that has come to symbolize the ultimate power of a charismatic leader over his followers.
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Steve Jones, son of cult leader Jim Jones, gestures while speaking during a ceremony marking the 20th anniversary of the People's Temple mass murder-suicide in Jonestown, Guyana, Wednesday, Nov. 18, 1998, in Oakland, Calif. At left are Jyonna Norwood and her son, Ed Norwood.
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Tim Carter looks on as he sits on the bank of the Willamette River, Tuesday, Oct. 28, 2008, in Eugene, Ore. Carter lost his young son and his wife in Jonestown.
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Leslie Wilson, now Leslie Cathey, who walked out of Jonestown 30 years ago with her baby on her back on the final day, is seen, Tuesday, Nov. 4, 2008 in Columbus, Ohio.
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Sherwin Harris poses for a portrait with his pet parrot Buddy at home in Hayward, Calif., Wednesday, Nov. 5, 2008. Harris' daughter Liane was among the victims of the mass suicide at Jonestown, Guyana in 1978. Although Jonestown has passed from worldwide headlines, people who were entwined with the calamity live with it daily.
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Yulanda Williams, a survivor of the Jonestown Massacre, stands in front of her childhood home on Thursday, Nov. 6, 2008, in San Francisco. Williams went to Guyana but was able to leave with her husband before the tragedy.
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Stephan Jones, son of Rev. Jim Jones of the Peoples Temple, poses for a portrait near San Rafael, Calif., Thursday, Nov. 13, 2008. Thirty years after the tragedy in Jonestown, dozens of surviving members come together for private reunions. "I go because I feel so strongly about the need for and power of forgiveness and understanding," said Stephan Jones. He was 19, and in Georgetown with other basketball team members on the temple's last day.
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From left, Rev. Amos Brown, Jonestown survivor Stanley Clayton, Juana Norwood, and Dr. Jynona Norwood react after the unveiling of a memorial wall as they reach to touch victims names following the 30th Anniversary Jonestown memorial service at the Evergreen cemetery in Oakland, Calif., Tuesday, Nov. 18, 2008.
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Dr. Jynona Norwood, center, puts up a banner as Valerie Bluford, who lost 27 relatives, stands at right, before the start of the 30th Anniversary Jonestown Memorial Service at the Evergreen cemetery in Oakland, Calif., Tuesday, Nov. 18, 2008. Thirty years after the mass suicide in Jonestown, Guyana, dozens of people touched by the tragedy came together for the annual memorial service and to see the first sections of a memorial wall. (AP Photo/Eric Risberg)
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Althea Roberts, left, and Juana Norwood, right, look for photos of family members who died in Jonestown during the 32nd annual memorial service and prayer vigil to remember the more than 900 victims of the Jonestown massacre in Oakland, Calif., Thursday, Nov. 18, 2010. The women lost 27 family members in the tragedy.
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A woman holds flowers while listening to civil rights activist Dick Gregory speak during the 32nd annual memorial service and prayer vigil to remember the more than 900 victims of the Jonestown massacre in Oakland, Calif.
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Satori Gregory of Boston looks over photographs of the more than 900 victims of the Jonestown massacre before the start of the 32nd annual memorial service and prayer vigil to remember them in Oakland, Calif., Thursday, Nov. 18, 2010.
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Former Peoples Temple member Tim Stoen holds a flower while listening to speakers during the 32nd annual memorial service and prayer vigil to remember the more than 900 victims of the Jonestown massacre in Oakland, Calif., Thursday, Nov. 18, 2010. Parting ways with longtime organizers of Jonestown memorial services, a group of Peoples Temple survivors announced their own plans for a granite monument inscribed with the names of those who died at Jonestown in Guyana.
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