Zoia Horn made an impact on intellectual freedom
When I give intellectual freedom talks to library groups, I often mention a real heroine, Zoia Horn. Zoia is best known for her refusal to testify against members of the Harrisburg Seven during the Viet Nam War. She was warned that she faced jail time if she refused, and the then 53 year old “proper” librarian went to jail for the rest of the trial (almost three weeks). She gave me great encouragement over the years, and inspired legions of librarians who ask themselves, “would I put myself on the line for what I believe in?” Zoia died on Saturday, at home.