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Africa’s Great Civilizations

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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.

Africa’s Great Civilizations

S01E02 · The Cross and The Crescent | Hour Two

Professor Henry Louis Gates, Jr. charts the ancient rise of Christianity & Islam, whose economic... More

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.

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