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Black Kingdoms of the Nile
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Retelling the Story
Eddy L. Harris: Native Stranger
Growing up in Kumasi
History as Propaganda in South Africa in Zimbabwe
Isra Dahab on Nubian Culture
Is the Ark of the Covenant at Aksum?
Louis Farrakhan on Ethiopia's Significance to African Americans
(The Charmer)
Martine de Souza, Descendant of Slave Trader
Modern-Day Slavery
Mombasa Man on Swahili Identity
Poku on Ashanti Role in Slave Trade
Racism and the Rediscovery of Ancient Nubia
Raoul Dennis: A Son Warms and Sets on African Soil
Renee Kemp: An Apology in Ghana
Richard Wright: Black Power
Roderick Grierson on the Ark at Aksum
Sheik Badawi on Swahili Identity
Sidi on Ancient University at Sankore Mosque
Sidi on Ancient Manuscripts
Sophiso Ndolovo on Apartheid and History
Ummi Hammid, Descendant of Slave Trader
Who are the Swahili People?

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Ashanti Kingdom
(Ashanti Golden Stool)
Black Pharaohs
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City of Aksum
City of Gondar
City of Mapungubwe
City of MeroŽ
City of Thulamela
Dahomey Kingdom
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Empires of Mail & Ghana
Ethiopian Orthodox Church
Falasha Village
Historic Gedi
Island of Zanzibar
Great Mosque of Djenne
Great Zimbabwe
Jebel Barkal
Niger River
Pyramids at Giza
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Sankore Mosque
The Dogon People
The Shona People
The Swahili People
Temples of Abu Simbel
The Tuareg People
Vodou Religion

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Affection for Great Zimbabwe
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Dogon Circumcision Cave
Elmina Slave Fortress
Ethiopia's Black Saints
Familiar African Faces
Nubian Wedding
Racial Distinctions
Reflections on the Slave Trade
Roads of South Africa
Rope Burn - Gates Climbs to Debra Damo
Swahili Identity

Cultural Close-up
About the Swahili Language
Gbeto Female Warriors
(Gbeto Female Warriors)
Griot: Oral Storytelling Tradition
(Griot Performance)
Kente Cloth
(Gates buys Kente Cloth)
Learn to Speak Swahili
Mehndi
Traditional Nubian Wedding
Significance of Crosses in Ethiopia
South African Cuisine
Swahili Poetry
Timkat Festival

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Lesson Plan 1: Black Kingdoms of the Nile
Lesson Plan 2: The Swahili Coast
Lesson Plan 3: Slave Kingdoms
Lesson Plan 4: The Holy Land
Lesson Plan 5: Road to Timbuktu
Lesson Plan 6: Lost Cities of the South

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Kids
The Quest for the Magic Calabash
Make Your Own Anansi the Spider
Create Your Own Adinkra Cloth

Behind the Scenes
Henry Louis Gates, Jr. -- Bibliography
Henry Louis Gates, Jr. -- Interviews
Episode Overview: Black Kingdoms of the Nile
Episode Overview: The Swahili Coast
Episode Overview: Slave Kingdoms
Episode Overview: The Holy Land
Episode Overview: Road to Timbuktu
Episode Overview: Lost Cities of the South
Featured Scholar: Zayde Antrim
Featured Scholar: K. Anthony Appiah
Featured Scholar: Roderick Grierson
Featured Scholar: Martin Hall
Featured Scholar: Timothy Kendall
Featured Scholar: Kevin C. MacDonald
Featured Scholar: John Middleton

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