THE PEOPLE’S TEMPLE, THE BLACK CHURCH, AND THE TRAGIC LEGACY OF JONESTOWN


Sikivu was interviewed by Anita Little for Religion Dispatches. Check it out here:

I recently met with author Sikivu Hutchinson on the campus of the University of Southern California in Los Angeles, where she’s currently a visiting scholar at the USC Center for Feminist Research. We talked about the founding of the People’s Temple, why so many African-Americans decided to follow Jim Jones, the “ultimate white savior,” until the bitter, unspeakable end, and what reverberations the tragedy holds for black religiosity today. This is not only Hutchinson’s first novel, but also the first to be written by an African-American woman on the topic.

Check out the full interview here:

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