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.

Show Info

Network: United States PBS (2017 - 2017)
Schedule: Mon, Wed, Fri at 21:00 (60 min)
Status: Ended
Show Type: Documentary
Genres: History
Episodes ordered: 6 episodes

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Episode NameAirdateTrailer
1x06: Commerce and the Clash of CivilizationsMar 3, 2017
1x05: The Atlantic AgeMar 3, 2017
1x04: CitiesMar 1, 2017
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