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Africa's Great Civilizations Season 1

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Season 01, Episode 01 Origins

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Feb 28, 2017
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Origins Feb 28, 2017 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.

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Season 01, Episode 02 The Cross and the Crescent

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Feb 28, 2017
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The Cross and the Crescent Feb 28, 2017 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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Season 01, Episode 03 Empires of Gold

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Mar 2, 2017
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Empires of Gold Mar 2, 2017 Henry Louis Gates Jr. looks at the complex trade networks and advanced educational institutions that transformed early north and west Africa into the continent's wealthiest kingdoms and learning centers.

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Season 01, Episode 04 Cities

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Mar 2, 2017
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Cities Mar 2, 2017 Henry Louis Gates Jr. investigates Africa's greatest ancient cities, including Kilwa, Great Zimbabwe and Benin City.

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Season 01, Episode 05 The Atlantic Age

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Mar 4, 2017
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The Atlantic Age Mar 4, 2017 Henry Louis Gates Jr. researches the impact of the Atlantic trading world, which fueled the rise of new kingdoms as well as the transatlantic slave trade.

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Season 01, Episode 06 Clash of Civilizations

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Mar 4, 2017
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Clash of Civilizations Mar 4, 2017 Henry Louis Gates Jr. recalls the 19th-century scramble by European powers for Africa's riches and the defiant stand of Ethiopia.

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