Drew Gilpin Faust Wiki, Books, Wikipedia, Education, Net Worth, Quotes, Husband, Bio
Drew Gilpin Faust Wiki, Books, Wikipedia, Education, Net Worth, Quotes, Husband, Bio – American historian Catharine Drew Gilpin Faust was the first woman to lead Harvard University as its 28th president. Since its founding in 1672, she was Harvard’s first president to have been raised in the South and the first without a Harvard undergraduate or graduate degree.
Drew Gilpin Faust Bio
|Name||Drew Gilpin Faust|
|Date Of Birth||18 September 1947|
|Birthplace||New York, New York, United States|
|Hometown||New York, New York, United States|
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Drew Gilpin Faust Educational Qualifications
|School||Bryn Mawr College|
|College or University||University of Pennsylvania|
Drew Gilpin Faust Family
|Brother / Sister||Not Known|
Drew Gilpin Faust Marital Status
|Spouse Name||Charles E. Rosenberg (m. 1980), Stephen E. Faust (m. 1968–1976)|
Drew Gilpin Faust Net Worth
|Net Worth In Dollars||17 Million|
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You can sometimes judge a book by its cover. Certainly, that is the case with Drew Gilpin Faust’s new book, Necessary Trouble: Growing Up at Midcentury, written by the former president of Harvard. What Faust is most famous for—being the first woman to lead Harvard—is the last thing she wants her readers to think about.
Necessary Trouble’s front cover is a close-up of Faust, then 19 years old, resting on the lawn at Bryn Mawr College and gazing intently through oversized spectacles at the photographer. The photo was taken around the time when Faust was transitioning from a young woman from a rich Virginia family to a political activist who in the 1960s would define herself by her involvement in the civil rights movement.
What matters to Faust in Necessary Trouble is explaining why her privileged upbringing and her education at Concord Academy and Bryn Mawr College did not lead her to the conventional life she was expected to embrace. Becoming Harvard’s 28th president and overseeing the university’s dramatic expansion during an administration that went from 2007 to 2018 may be a story she tells in a future book.
As a term used to describe President Franklin D. Roosevelt during the New Deal era, Faust takes great satisfaction in being a traitor to her class. The title of the book is taken from a speech given in 2020 on the occasion of the 55th anniversary of the Selma-to-Montgomery Voting Rights March by civil rights activist and later Faust friend John Lewis.
Faust learned about the genteel racism that permeated her Virginia hometown from a young age. The younger Faust addressed the Black servants by their first names and expected them to use a separate restroom behind the kitchen, which made life easier for her parents (her mother never learned to cook).
When the Montgomery Bus Boycott occurred in 1955–1956, it forced Faust to consider how pervasive racism was in America. She informed President Eisenhower in a letter she wrote in the fifth grade that she thought segregation was against Christian principles. “I am nine years old and white, but I have many feelings about segregation,” she wrote.
Faust encountered the same dichotomy between her privileged surroundings and the racism she encountered four years later when she left home to enroll at Concord Academy in Massachusetts. Concord was a “bubble for white Anglo-Saxon Protestants,” in Faust’s words, but it was also a bubble she tried to get out of. Faust was one of 20 Concord girls who boarded the school bus to hear Martin Luther King Jr. speak at the adjacent Groton School.
By the time Faust enrolled at Bryn Mawr College in 1964, she had grown even more dubious of the moral standards of the society she was learning about. Correctly so. Even though Bryn Mawr was a highly intelligent women’s college, it accepted an underlying prejudice akin to the one Faust experienced growing up. Students at Bryn Mawr were served supper by maids in uniform, while porters—who were Black like the maids—performed the heavy lifting around the school. The porters lived in the basement of the resident halls, while the maids were on the top floor.