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#OnThisDay: Jonestown

*Post written by James Wethington, library assistant of the University Archives and Special Collections. On this day, thirty-nine years ago, over nine hundred individuals, made up of mostly Americans, committed a mass suicide in Jonestown, Guyana. Rapaport (2013) states, “Jonestown … Continue reading

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Chat with Jonestown Survivor, Laura Johnston Kohl

*Post written by James Wethington, library assistant of the University Archives and Special Collections. On April 10, over three hundred individuals came to Carter Hall and listened to the experiences of a strong and incredible woman: Laura Johnston Kohl. She … Continue reading

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Follow the Leader: Jonestown

*Post written by James Wethington, library assistant of the University Archives and Special Collections. In part two of our series, “Follow the Leader: Jim Jones and Jonestown”, we are going to examine what occurred at Jonestown and the repercussion from … Continue reading

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Follow the Leader: Jim Jones

*Post written by James Wethington, library assistant of the University Archives and Special Collections. Before September 11, 2001, there was Jonestown. According to Rapaport (2003), “Jonestown was the greatest single loss of American civilian life in a non-natural disaster”. It … Continue reading

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