Raising the Story is a collaborative program that makes research and scholarship relevant to contemporary life in creative ways.  Anthropologist Barbara Garrity-Blake and journalist Susan West manage the program, collaborating with individuals, organizations, and institutions to bring scholarship into the public square.  Please contact Garrity-Blake and West at raisingthestory@gmail.com.

The name "Raising the Story" comes from a 2010 NC Humanities Council funded project called "Raising the Story of Menhaden Fishing" led by Garrity-Blake in collaboration with fishermen and the Core Sound Waterfowl Museum and Heritage Center.  The oral history project "raised the story" of workers concerned that their way of life would be forgotten as the last menhaden factory in NC was torn down.