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Monday, February 27, Wednesday, March 1, Thursday, March 3 2017, 9:00-11:00 p.m. ET (check local listings).

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Program Description


Beginning with Africa’s ancient history as the cradle of mankind, this documentary series with Henry Louis Gates, Jr. brings to life the epic stories of both little-known and celebrated African kingdoms and cultures.

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Press Materials

  • Henry Louis Gates, Jr.’s AFRICA’S GREAT CIVILIZATIONS Chronicles 200,000 Years of Africa’s Untold History, Premieres on PBS Starting Monday, February 27, 2017

    Press Release
  • AFRICA’S GREAT CIVILIZATIONS, Henry Louis Gates, Jr.’s Latest Documentary on the Untold History of Africa from the Dawn of Man to the Colonial Era, to Air on PBS February 27, 28 and March 1, 2017

    Press Release
  • AFRICA’S GREAT CIVILIZATIONS PBS Winter 2017 Press Tour Panel Bios


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