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Africa's Great Civilizations

Description

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.

Upcoming Episodes

  • Origins; The Cross and the Crescent

    Parts 1 and 2 of 6. Henry Louis Gates Jr. explores Africa's rich history in this limited series. First up: He travels to Kenya and Egypt while learning about the origins of man and formation of early human societies. Then he details the rise and impact of Christianity and Islam across Africa. (120 minutes)

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    WNIT HDTV 34.1 Stereo HD
    WNIT InFocus 34.2 Stereo
    WNIT HDTV 34.1 Stereo HD
    WNIT InFocus 34.2 Stereo
    WNIT HDTV 34.1 Stereo HD
    WNIT HDTV 34.1 Stereo HD
    WNIT HDTV 34.1 Stereo HD
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  • Empires of Gold; Cities

    Parts 3 and 4 of 6. A look 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. Also: Africa's greatest ancient cities, including Kilwa, Great Zimbabwe and Benin City. (120 minutes)

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    WNIT InFocus 34.2 Stereo
    WNIT InFocus 34.2 Stereo
    WNIT InFocus 34.2 Stereo
    WNIT InFocus 34.2 Stereo
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  • The Atlantic Age; Commerce and the Clash of Civilizations

    Conclusion. The impact of the Atlantic trading world, which fueled the rise of new kingdoms as well as the transatlantic slave trade, is recalled. Also: the 19th-century scramble by European powers for Africa's riches; and the defiant stand of Ethiopia. (120 minutes)

    ScheduleChannelAudioHD
    WNIT HDTV 34.1 Stereo HD
    WNIT HDTV 34.1 Stereo HD
    WNIT HDTV 34.1 Stereo HD
    WNIT InFocus 34.2 Stereo
    See our full program schedule.

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