Articles by Mary Sawyer

“My Lord, What a Mourning:” Twenty Years Since Jonestown (1998)

Remarks at the Nineteenth Anniversary Memorial Service for the Victims of the Jonestown Tragedy (1997)

Mary Sawyer, a professor of Religious Studies at Iowa State University in Ames, who wrote often on Peoples Temple and Jonestown died on May 20, 2015, at Clare House in Dubuque, Iowa. Dr. Sawyer learned about Peoples Temple while working on many of the same issues – especially those concerning black elected officials – in San Francisco during the 1970s. She was an editor of the volume, Peoples Temple and Black Religion in America, published in 2004.

Last modified on July 5th, 2018.
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