Port Hampton Culture Series
Resilience, Recovery, and Rebirth: Sustaining Hope in Trying Times
Monday, December 5
Meet the director: 6:30 pm
Film screening: 7 pm
Museum members free, non-members $5
The African-American experience, though broad in its scope, is often funneled through the history of American slavery, Reconstruction, Jim Crow, and the Civil Rights Movement. These historical epochs are examined in the documentary Resilience, Recovery, & Rebirth: Finding Hope in Trying Times.
Beginning with the broader story, Horace Scruggs, the film’s producer, interviews historians, story tellers, and local activists to shed light on the national African-American history and ends with the local Fluvanna County experience. Each of these historical periods are punctuated with musical performances by the Scruggs led band Odyssey of Soul. Historical accounts blended with expressive musical performances allows the viewer to gain both the knowledge of these times and the emotional impact it had on the African-American community.
Museum members enjoy free admission. Not a member yet? Join today and save! www.hamptonhistorymuseum.org/membership
The Hampton History Museum is located at 120 Old Hampton Lane in Downtown Hampton. There is free parking in the garage across the street from the museum. For more information call 757-727-1102.
Image: Union Baptist Church, Fluvanna County, Virginia. Courtesy of the filmmaker