Explore the dynamism of 19th century Africa and the "scramble” for its riches.
Explores the impact of the Atlantic world and the transatlantic slave trade.
Explores the great African cities and their wealth and industry.
Uncover complex trade networks & educational institutions in north and west Africa.
Henry Louis Gates, Jr. charts the rise and impact of Christianity and Islam across Africa.
Uncover the origins of man and early human society in Africa with Henry Louis Gates, Jr.
About Africa's Great Civilizations
In his 6-hour series, Henry Louis Gates, Jr. takes a 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.
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