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Africa's Great Civilizations Previous Broadcasts

Commerce and the Clash of Civilizations (Episode #106)

KQED World: Sat, Sep 23, 2017 -- 10:00 PM

Gates explores the dynamism of 19th-century Africa, the "scramble" by European powers for its riches, and the defiant and successful stand of uncolonized Ethiopia.

The Atlantic Age/Commerce and the Clash of Civilizations (Episode #105)

KQED World: Sat, Sep 23, 2017 -- 9:00 PM

Gates explores the impact of the Atlantic trading world, giving rise to powerful new kingdoms, but also transatlantic slave trade. Learn of the revolutionary movements of the 18th-early 19th centuries, including the advent of the Sokoto Caliphate.

Commerce and the Clash of Civilizations (Episode #106)

KQED World: Sat, Sep 23, 2017 -- 6:00 PM

Gates explores the dynamism of 19th-century Africa, the "scramble" by European powers for its riches, and the defiant and successful stand of uncolonized Ethiopia.

The Atlantic Age/Commerce and the Clash of Civilizations (Episode #105)

KQED World: Sat, Sep 23, 2017 -- 5:00 PM

Gates explores the impact of the Atlantic trading world, giving rise to powerful new kingdoms, but also transatlantic slave trade. Learn of the revolutionary movements of the 18th-early 19th centuries, including the advent of the Sokoto Caliphate.

Cities (Episode #104)

KQED World: Sat, Sep 16, 2017 -- 10:00 PM

Gates explores the power of Africa's greatest ancient cities, including Kilwa, Great Zimbabwe and Benin City, whose wealth, art and industry successes attracted new European interest and interaction along the continent's east and west coasts.

The Atlantic Age/Commerce and the Clash of Civilizations (Episode #103)

KQED World: Sat, Sep 16, 2017 -- 9:00 PM

Henry Louis Gates, Jr. uncovers the complex trade networks and advanced educational institutions that transformed early north and west Africa from deserted lands into the continent's wealthiest kingdoms and learning centers.

Cities (Episode #104)

KQED World: Sat, Sep 16, 2017 -- 6:00 PM

Gates explores the power of Africa's greatest ancient cities, including Kilwa, Great Zimbabwe and Benin City, whose wealth, art and industry successes attracted new European interest and interaction along the continent's east and west coasts.

The Atlantic Age/Commerce and the Clash of Civilizations (Episode #103)

KQED World: Sat, Sep 16, 2017 -- 5:00 PM

Henry Louis Gates, Jr. uncovers the complex trade networks and advanced educational institutions that transformed early north and west Africa from deserted lands into the continent's wealthiest kingdoms and learning centers.

The Cross and the Crescent (Episode #102)

KQED World: Sat, Sep 9, 2017 -- 10:00 PM

Gates charts the rise of Christianity and Islam, whose economic and 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.

Origins (Episode #101)

KQED World: Sat, Sep 9, 2017 -- 9:00 PM

Beginning deep in the continent's past with the origins of Homo sapiens and the "Out of Africa" migration of all of our human ancestors from east Africa, Gates vividly paints a picture of the earliest African civilizations - from Ancient Egypt and the Kingdom of Kush to the end of the 19th century as Africans faced Europe's infamous "Scramble for Africa" - through their artistic and cultural achievements, their religious practices and political and social structures.

The Cross and the Crescent (Episode #102)

KQED World: Sat, Sep 9, 2017 -- 6:00 PM

Gates charts the rise of Christianity and Islam, whose economic and 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.

Origins (Episode #101)

KQED World: Sat, Sep 9, 2017 -- 5:00 PM

Beginning deep in the continent's past with the origins of Homo sapiens and the "Out of Africa" migration of all of our human ancestors from east Africa, Gates vividly paints a picture of the earliest African civilizations - from Ancient Egypt and the Kingdom of Kush to the end of the 19th century as Africans faced Europe's infamous "Scramble for Africa" - through their artistic and cultural achievements, their religious practices and political and social structures.

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