Africa's Great Civilizations

Africa's Great Civilizations | Official Trailer

Preview: Season 1

In his six-hour series, Africa's Great Civilizations, Henry Louis Gates, Jr. explores 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 across the millennia.

Aired: 02/27/17

Expires: 02/27/20

Rating: NR

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Major corporate support for Africa's Great Civilizations is provided by Bank of America, Johnson & Johnson, and Ancestry. Major funding is also provided by The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, the Ford Foundation, the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, the Gilder Foundation, the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, and PBS.