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Stories by the James: Horace Scruggs

Horace Scruggs
Photo: James River Association

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.


Listen to Stories by the James, Fridays at 6:44 a.m. and 8:44 a.m. during NPR's Morning Edition and at 4:44 p.m. during NPR's All Things Considered on VPM News (88.9 WCVE).