Saddened to learn of the death of Norm Fruchter, an old comrade and friend.
I met Norm in the early 1960s—he had co-founded the Newark Community Union Project (NCUP) with Tom Hayden and other radical community organizers from Students for a Democratic Society, and I was organizing in a sister project, the East Side Community Union in Cleveland. Norm was a film-maker with the alternative group Newsreel, a novelist, a teacher, an activist, and a brilliant educational innovator.
He was an inspiration, he made the world a better place, and he was loved.
Thinking of Heather and his family now.
Rest in Power, Norm!