Africa's Great Civilizations Season 1
S01 E01Feb 28, 2017
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.
S01 E02Feb 28, 2017
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.
S01 E03Mar 2, 2017
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.
S01 E04Mar 2, 2017
Cities Mar 2, 2017 Henry Louis Gates Jr. investigates Africa's greatest ancient cities, including Kilwa, Great Zimbabwe and Benin City.
S01 E05Mar 4, 2017
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.
S01 E06Mar 4, 2017
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.