Bay Area Commemorates 40th Anniversary Of Jonestown Massacre

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OAKLAND, Calif. (CBS SF/AP) — Ceremonies at a California cemetery marked the mass murders and suicides 40 years ago of 900 Americans orchestrated by the Rev. Jim Jones at a jungle settlement in Guyana, South America.

The remains of more than 400 Jonestown victims are buried at Evergreen Cemetery in Oakland.

Visitors paid respects at a Jonestown memorial held in Oakland on Sunday. (CBS)

Jones’ adopted son Jim Jones Jr. and other former Peoples Temple members conducted a service Sunday at granite slabs bearing names of all 918 who died in Guyana on Nov. 18, 1978.

Minister Jynona Norwood, who lost 27 relatives, […]

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Inglewood Pastor Spearheads Memorial to Young Victims of Jonestown Tragedy

By Cora Jackson-Fossett

Published November 28, 2018, on
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From left are Rev. Ed Norwood, Dr. E. Faye Williams, Martin Luther King III, Dr. Randall Maxey, and Pastor Jynona Norwood. (Courtesy photo)

Pastor Jynona Norwood  and Martin Luther King III Dedicate “Cherishing the Children Jonestown Memorial Wall”

November 2018 marks the 40th anniversary of the mass murders in Jonestown, Guyana.  The horror of that tragic event in 1978, where more than 600 adults, 300 youngster and 40 infants died, lingers strong in the memories of many, especially Inglewood Pastor Jynona Norwood.

Norwood, who leads Faith I AM Center, had rescued her young son from the […]

2019-01-27T17:35:06+00:00January 27th, 2019|0 Comments