Africa's Great Civilizations

  • 2017
  • TV Show
  • TV-PG

Henry Louis Gates Jr. explores Africa's rich history, detailing the contributions to humanity that sprung from the continent's diverse peoples, including the development of art and language; writing and religion; agriculture and government; and the arts and sciences.

The Atlantic Age
The series’ fifth hour examines the tremendous changes wrought in Africa by the trans-Atlantic slave trade, flowing out of the new era of European exp (more…)
The Cross and the Crescent
The second hour of “Africa’s Great Civilizations” charts the emergence of two powerful forces of global change, Islam and Christianity. Viewers will l (more…)
Commerce and the Clash of Civilizations
Host Henry Louis Gates, Jr. introduces viewers to the African continent through a series of expansive views and myth-busting revelations. His six-hour (more…)
Cities
Hour four shines a light on the powerful, cosmopolitan cities that dotted Africa at a time when Europe was in its Middle Ages. From 1000 to 1600, a go (more…)
Empires of Gold
The third hour in the series marks an era of great commercial and manufacturing growth throughout several regions on the continent. It begins with th (more…)
Origins
In his six-hour series, AFRICA’S GREAT CIVILIZATIONS, Henry Louis Gates, Jr. takes a look at the history of Africa, from the birth of humankind to the (more…)

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  • Premiered: February 27, 2017
  • Rating: TV-PG
  • Premise: Henry Louis Gates Jr. explores Africa's rich history, detailing the contributions to humanity that sprung from the continent's diverse peoples, including the development of art and language; writing and religion; agriculture and government; and the arts an… (more)

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