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Gripping chapter of San Francisco history

In 1965, a charismatic preacher arrived in Northern California from Indiana. He preached gospel and the message of social justice. Eventually, Reverend Jim Jones established his People’s Temple Full Gospel Church in San Francisco garnering a large following inspired by his words and actions. So inspired that they would follow him out of the country to their fate. The story of Jonestown, Guyana, captured national attention and is an important piece of San Francisco history. If you don’t know the story, or even if you think you do, start by reading an excerpt here of local writer Julia Scheeres’ book.

Also, Julia Scheeres will be speaking on campus in the fall semester. An announcement will be made on the blog when the date is set.


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I'm a high school librarian. I love it when I find that essential source that didn't seem like it existed.

2 comments on “Gripping chapter of San Francisco history

  1. Gessica
    June 13, 2012

    I would love to have a copy of this book. Looking forward to reading it this summer!

  2. Nikhil Krishnan
    June 13, 2012

    I would love a copy of this book as well! Thanks Nicole, can’t wait to read!

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This entry was posted on May 11, 2012 by in Summer Reading 2012.
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