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Africa's Great Civilisations

  • Season 1
  • 6 episodes
  • Education

Summary

Henry Louis Gates Jr takes a new look at the history of Africa, from the birth of humankind to the dawn of the 20th century.

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Episode 4: Cities

Summary

Henry Louis Gates Jr looks at the powerful, cosmopolitan cities that dotted Africa at the time when Europe was in its Middle Ages. From 1000 to 1600, commerce, wealth and prosperity expanded across Africa, building new cities and founding new powerful states that mark this golden age.

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PresenterHenry Louis Gates Jr

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DirectorVirginia Quinn
DirectorMark Bates
DirectorKaren McGann
WriterHenry Louis Gates Jr

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