Serial 2361

O 102251Z NOV 79
FM SAN FRANCISCO (89-250) (P) (SQD 10)
TO DIRECTOR (89-4286) (IMMEDIATE)
BT
UNCLAS E F T O
RYMUR

National Coalition for Children’s Justice (NCCJ), White House demonstration, candlelight service, Washington, DC, November 18, 1979.

Information development that NCCJ, 1214 Evergreen Road, Yardley, Pennsylvania, is organizing a candlelight service in memory of the 276 deceased children from Jonestown. Kenneth Wooden of NCCJ is soliciting survivors of Jonestown and concerned relatives in the Bay Area to attend and participate in the candlelight service. NCCJ also attempting to attain [obtain] national figures and Hollywood personalities to participate and speak.

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Letter being circulated is as follows:

“Committee of remembrance for the children of Jonestown and their loved ones.

You, dear friend, as a shepherd of our young, are invited to light a candle and carry it in memory of 276 children of Jonestown whose precious lives were extinguished on November 18, 1978 in Guyana and all night, candlenight [candlelight] vigil will encircle the White House to protest the year long national silence on their murders and the barbaric bulldozed common burial of 210 unidentified flowers from the landscape of America. As our light gives way to dawn, a Sunrise Memorial Service will echo from the Washington Mall in an Act of Remembrance and determination that it shall not happen again.

November 18, 1979, Washington, DC, the White House, midnight to sunrise.”

Information also developed that NCCJ originally planned to picket FBI building in Washington; however, plans apparently discarded and will limit themselves to above-mentioned memorial service.

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LHM to follow.

Armed and dangerous. Suicidal tendencies.

BT

Originally posted on November 10th, 2020.

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