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.

Robert D. Newman Describes the Example of His Colleague and Friend, Brooke Hopkins

Contributed by Robert D. Newman, President and Director, National Humanities Center

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In this video clip, Robert D. Newman shares how his friend Brooke Hopkins found meaning for his life after a tragic accident through his love of literature and teaching.

Why is this a Humanities Moment?

This moving account speaks to how literature and the humanities classroom provide tools for coping with the most pressing of human questions — life and death — and allow us to find meaning and purpose when so many of life's pleasures have been stripped away.

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Robert D. Newman Describes the Example of His Colleague and Friend, Brooke Hopkins

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This moving account speaks to how literature and the humanities classroom provide tools for coping with the most pressing of human questions — life and death — and allow us to find meaning and purpose when so many of life's pleasures have been stripped away.

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In this video clip, Robert D. Newman shares how his friend Brooke Hopkins found meaning for his life after a tragic accident through his love of literature and teaching.

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Robert D. Newman, President and Director, National Humanities Center

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