On November 5, 2011, Norma Bostock, a loyal member and supporter of the Uhuru Movement passed away, following a courageous battle with illness.
We met Norma years ago when she was an active supporter of a local Tampa radio program that Uhuru Movement members hosted. Whenever there was a need for allies to take a stand in defense of the African community and its right to free speech and self-determination, Norma heeded the call.
She was an incredibly positive person who believed that a world in which no one lives at the expense of another is not only a possibility but an inevitability. She stood up for what she believed in and stood by those she believed in, even when it was not comfortable or easy to do.
Norma volunteered enthusiastically with the effort to build Uhuru News and Radio, the "online voice of the international African revolution" and brought her expertise to Uhuru Radio's first fundraising telethon in March of this year.
She was a card-carrying member of the Uhuru Solidarity Movement and a generous donor to African community self-reliance institutions and to the African liberation struggle worldwide.
Norma was a strong, beautiful part of the Uhuru family and she will be missed. We will always remember Norma for her inner strength and generous smile and spirit. Her presence in our lives and her contribution to the creation of a world without oppression or exploitation will live on.
Uhuru (Freedom) to Norma!