Maya Angelou, 1928-2014

“Dr. Maya Angelou [was] one of the most renowned and influential voices of our time. Hailed as a global renaissance woman, Dr. Angelou [was] a celebrated poet, memoirist, novelist, educator, dramatist, producer, actress, historian, filmmaker, and civil rights activist." (source: http://mayaangelou.com/bio/)

Learn more about Maya Angelou from her website

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Nobel Literature Prize goes to Mo Yan

On December 10, Chinese writer Mo Yan will be awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature at a ceremony in Stockholm. Born into a farming family in 1955, Guan Moye was a talkative child, and admonitions by his mother to speak less, or risk getting into political trouble, resulted in his pen name, Mo Yan, meaning "Don't Speak." His novels include elements of magical realism and have been compared to the work of Gabriel Garcia Marquez.

Fort Ord Historical Images Online


Atomic Age GIThis Veterans Day and beyond, see the people and places of Fort Ord as it existed in the 20th century, from 1915 to 1995.  Through a grant from the California State Library, the CSUMB Library has digitized images that  focus on the role of  Fort Ord as a training facility, beginning in World War I and continuing until the closure of the base.

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