Humanities Moments

Humanities Moments

We’ve all had “humanities moments” — when our lives were made richer, more poignant, and meaningful because of the insights the humanities provide.

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by Yolande Frommer, 78, retired Travel Agent
Mstislav Rostropovich
It was our first real date. His blind date had backed out and I volunteered to hear Rostropovich’s debut in Washington to play the Dvořák. It was not only a memorable concert but a few years later I married my date. We had a wonderful marriage lasting almost 40 years until he passed away. This experience listening to the concerto was the real start of my love for classical music.This concerto will always be “our song.”

by Ina Dixon, History United
Battle of the Bulge
Ina Dixon explains how a letter from her grandfather to her grandmother, written just before the Battle of the Bulge in WWII, reconnects her to her grandfather and the hardships he suffered at the time.Below is a transcription of Ina Dixon's Humanities Moment: Andy Mink: My name is Andy Mink. I'm the Vice President of Education at the National Humanities Center. I'm with Ina Dixon, who is the Program Coordinator at History United, which is part of the Virginia Foundation for the Humanities, and located in Danville,…
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