Africa’s Great Civilizations


Henry Louis Gates, Jr. 2017. Africa’s Great Civilizations. Writer, narrator, and executive producer. Six-hour series, PBS, February 27-March 1, 2017.
Africa’s Great Civilizations


In his new six-hour series, Africa's Great Civilizations, Henry Louis Gates, Jr. takes a new look at the history of Africa, from the birth of humankind to the dawn of the 20th century. This is a breathtaking and personal journey through two hundred thousand years of history, from the origins, on the African continent, of art, writing and civilization itself, through the millennia in which Africa and Africans shaped not only their own rich civilizations, but also the wider world.

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