Resilience, Recovery, and Rebirth: A Film by Horace Scruggs
Fluvanna County's own musician, educator, and now documentary filmmaker Horace Scruggs will lead attendees through a screening of his 2020 film uncovering the local history of his ancestors and the larger African-American community with his trademark mix of thoughtful inquiry, humor, and deep knowledge of his subject matter. Resilience, Recovery, and Rebirth: Sustaining Hope in Trying Times echoes the experience of hundreds of thousands of African-Americans in their quest for freedom and equality with emotional commentary, blended with musical performances by Scruggs and his Odyssey of Soul band.
A multi-instrumentalist, composer, producer, conductor, and former PVCC Instructor of Choral Music, Scruggs has worked as a professional musician since 1985. His extensive education in music includes studies at Longwood University, the Shenandoah Conservatory and Berklee College of Music in Boston. Scruggs returns to PVCC to follow up on his series of past "learning and listening" concerts that traced the evolution of soul, gospel and music of the pre-civil war and civil rights eras.