Africa's Great Civilizations


Origins | Hour One

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Uncover the origins of man and early human society in Africa with Henry Louis Gates, Jr.
Episodes 2017

Origins | Hour One

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Journey with Professor Henry Louis Gates, Jr. to Kenya, Egypt and beyond as he discovers the origins of man, the formation of early human societies and the creation of significant cultural and scientific achievements on the African continent.

The Cross And The Crescent | Hour Two

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Professor Henry Louis Gates, Jr. charts the ancient rise of Christianity & Islam, whose economic & cultural influence stretched from Egypt to Ethiopia. Learn of African religious figures like King Lalibela, an Ethiopian saint, and Menelik, bringer of the Ark of the Covenant.

Official Trailer

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In his six-hour series, Africa's Great Civilizations, Henry Louis Gates, Jr. explores 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...