Horace Scruggs

About Horace

Horace Scruggs holds many profound connections with the James River, from a long family history along its banks, to seeking calm and empowerment while paddling its waters. His most recent journey down the river as a documentary filmmaker has added yet another link between his life and the James.

Horace speaks to the unique overlap between history and recreation, and the critical importance of sharing the entire narrative of the river, especially the often untold stories of African American experiences and communities along the James.

River Re-Creation

Listen to Horace’s full interview.


In addition to his work in documentary film, Horace is also a musician, composer, former educator, and more… discover his many talents and experiences at his website.