The Daily Item, Sunbury, PA

Union County

April 9, 2013

Jones' son to talk Peoples Temple next week

LEWISBURG  — Stephan Jones, son of Peoples Temple leader Jim Jones, will give the talk, "Jonestown: Yesterday and Today," Wednesday, April 17, at 7 p.m. in the formal living room of Hunt Hall at Bucknell University.

The talk, which is free and open to the public, is the closing event in the Griot Institute for Africana Studies Series,  "Jonestown Reconsidered, 35 years later."

The only biological child of the Peoples Temple leader, Jones escaped the Jonestown events along with members of a Peoples Temple basketball team, who were in Georgetown on that day. Jones, who was 18 at the time, lost most of his family and community Nov. 18, 1979, in a mass suicide/killing that claimed 920 people.

 Jones suggests people planning to attend his talk read articles he's written, found on the Alternative Considerations of Jonestown website: http://jonestown.sdsu.edu

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