292nd Annual Dinner – Featuring Dr. Drew Gilpin Faust
Thursday, November 9, 2023
Presented In-Person and Virtually
The Down Town Club by Cescaphe
This year, we are pleased to be featuring Dr. Drew Gilpin Faust discussing her most recent book, Necessary Trouble: Growing Up in Midcentury.
Necessary Trouble: Growing Up in Midcentury is a memoir of coming of age in a conservative Southern family in postwar America, interrogating the expectations of being a “well adjusted” young lady in an increasingly tumultuous world.
Faust explores growing up in the polarized society of the 1950s, and through to the 1960s, where her love of learning and her active engagement in the civil rights, student, and antiwar movements, led Drew to forge a path of her own—one that would eventually lead her to become a historian of the very conflicts that were instrumental in shaping the world she grew up in.