Vermillon, South Dakota librarians vs. Castro

Nat Hentoff (he’s getting up there, isn’t he?) in the Village Voice:

Fidel Castro, I’m sure, never heard of the small town of Vermillion, South Dakota, until late last year, when the Vermillion Public Library-founded in 1902, on the eve of the Progressive era in American politics-began to gain international attention by becoming the first, and only, American library to call attention to Castro’s imprisoning of 10 of Cuba’s independent librarians to sentences of more than 20 years.