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Wonders of the African World with Henry Louis Gates, Jr.

Grade Levels: 6 - 12
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  • Wonders of the African World with Henry Louis Gates, Jr.. Episode 01-Black Kingdoms of the Nile.

    Set out on an expedition with one of the country's most revered intellectuals Henry Louis Gates, Jr. as he traces the roots of 20th-century Africa. Traveling by land and sea, he's on a mission to locate legendary towns and palace ruins unearthing the often disturbing truths in modern cities and suburbs. Into the Sudanese desert he begins at the pyramids of Giza and travels through Aswan, Jebel Barkal and Kerma to dig up the dirt on 4,000-year-old remains. Through Kenya and Tanzania he goes, stopping to explore the Swahili culture, finding descendants from medieval Persian mariners along the way. Through Ghana and Benin he unravels the truth behind slave trade. While in search of the lost Ark of the Covenant, Gates discovers mummified bodies of Ethiopia's kings. That's not all! On a quest to fulfill his childhood dream to find Timbuktu's books, he finds more surprises. Visit with some of the most fascinating people, tour magnificent ancient cities and gain powerful new perspectives on some of the most colorful cultures rich in history Nominated for NAACP Image Award: Outstanding News, Talk or Information Special and Outstanding Literary Work, non-fiction.

    Length: 00:52:56
  • Wonders of the African World with Henry Louis Gates, Jr.. Episode 02-The Swahili Coast.

    Set out on an expedition with one of the country's most revered intellectuals Henry Louis Gates, Jr. as he traces the roots of 20th-century Africa. Traveling by land and sea, he's on a mission to locate legendary towns and palace ruins unearthing the often disturbing truths in modern cities and suburbs. Into the Sudanese desert he begins at the pyramids of Giza and travels through Aswan, Jebel Barkal and Kerma to dig up the dirt on 4,000-year-old remains. Through Kenya and Tanzania he goes, stopping to explore the Swahili culture, finding descendants from medieval Persian mariners along the way. Through Ghana and Benin he unravels the truth behind slave trade. While in search of the lost Ark of the Covenant, Gates discovers mummified bodies of Ethiopia's kings. That's not all! On a quest to fulfill his childhood dream to find Timbuktu's books, he finds more surprises. Visit with some of the most fascinating people, tour magnificent ancient cities and gain powerful new perspectives on some of the most colorful cultures rich in history Nominated for NAACP Image Award: Outstanding News, Talk or Information Special and Outstanding Literary Work, non-fiction.

    Length: 00:53:34
  • Wonders of the African World with Henry Louis Gates, Jr.. Episode 03-The Slave Kingdoms.

    Set out on an expedition with one of the country's most revered intellectuals Henry Louis Gates, Jr. as he traces the roots of 20th-century Africa. Traveling by land and sea, he's on a mission to locate legendary towns and palace ruins unearthing the often disturbing truths in modern cities and suburbs. Into the Sudanese desert he begins at the pyramids of Giza and travels through Aswan, Jebel Barkal and Kerma to dig up the dirt on 4,000-year-old remains. Through Kenya and Tanzania he goes, stopping to explore the Swahili culture, finding descendants from medieval Persian mariners along the way. Through Ghana and Benin he unravels the truth behind slave trade. While in search of the lost Ark of the Covenant, Gates discovers mummified bodies of Ethiopia's kings. That's not all! On a quest to fulfill his childhood dream to find Timbuktu's books, he finds more surprises. Visit with some of the most fascinating people, tour magnificent ancient cities and gain powerful new perspectives on some of the most colorful cultures rich in history Nominated for NAACP Image Award: Outstanding News, Talk or Information Special and Outstanding Literary Work, non-fiction.

    Length: 00:52:53
  • Wonders of the African World with Henry Louis Gates, Jr.. Episode 04-The Holy Land.

    Set out on an expedition with one of the country's most revered intellectuals Henry Louis Gates, Jr. as he traces the roots of 20th-century Africa. Traveling by land and sea, he's on a mission to locate legendary towns and palace ruins unearthing the often disturbing truths in modern cities and suburbs. Into the Sudanese desert he begins at the pyramids of Giza and travels through Aswan, Jebel Barkal and Kerma to dig up the dirt on 4,000-year-old remains. Through Kenya and Tanzania he goes, stopping to explore the Swahili culture, finding descendants from medieval Persian mariners along the way. Through Ghana and Benin he unravels the truth behind slave trade. While in search of the lost Ark of the Covenant, Gates discovers mummified bodies of Ethiopia's kings. That's not all! On a quest to fulfill his childhood dream to find Timbuktu's books, he finds more surprises. Visit with some of the most fascinating people, tour magnificent ancient cities and gain powerful new perspectives on some of the most colorful cultures rich in history Nominated for NAACP Image Award: Outstanding News, Talk or Information Special and Outstanding Literary Work, non-fiction.

    Length: 00:53:41
  • Wonders of the African World with Henry Louis Gates, Jr.. Episode 05-The Road to Timbuktu.

    Set out on an expedition with one of the country's most revered intellectuals Henry Louis Gates, Jr. as he traces the roots of 20th-century Africa. Traveling by land and sea, he's on a mission to locate legendary towns and palace ruins unearthing the often disturbing truths in modern cities and suburbs. Into the Sudanese desert he begins at the pyramids of Giza and travels through Aswan, Jebel Barkal and Kerma to dig up the dirt on 4,000-year-old remains. Through Kenya and Tanzania he goes, stopping to explore the Swahili culture, finding descendants from medieval Persian mariners along the way. Through Ghana and Benin he unravels the truth behind slave trade. While in search of the lost Ark of the Covenant, Gates discovers mummified bodies of Ethiopia's kings. That's not all! On a quest to fulfill his childhood dream to find Timbuktu's books, he finds more surprises. Visit with some of the most fascinating people, tour magnificent ancient cities and gain powerful new perspectives on some of the most colorful cultures rich in history Nominated for NAACP Image Award: Outstanding News, Talk or Information Special and Outstanding Literary Work, non-fiction.

    Length: 00:52:53
  • Wonders of the African World with Henry Louis Gates, Jr.. Episode 06-Lost Cities of the South.

    Set out on an expedition with one of the country's most revered intellectuals Henry Louis Gates, Jr. as he traces the roots of 20th-century Africa. Traveling by land and sea, he's on a mission to locate legendary towns and palace ruins unearthing the often disturbing truths in modern cities and suburbs. Into the Sudanese desert he begins at the pyramids of Giza and travels through Aswan, Jebel Barkal and Kerma to dig up the dirt on 4,000-year-old remains. Through Kenya and Tanzania he goes, stopping to explore the Swahili culture, finding descendants from medieval Persian mariners along the way. Through Ghana and Benin he unravels the truth behind slave trade. While in search of the lost Ark of the Covenant, Gates discovers mummified bodies of Ethiopia's kings. That's not all! On a quest to fulfill his childhood dream to find Timbuktu's books, he finds more surprises. Visit with some of the most fascinating people, tour magnificent ancient cities and gain powerful new perspectives on some of the most colorful cultures rich in history Nominated for NAACP Image Award: Outstanding News, Talk or Information Special and Outstanding Literary Work, non-fiction.

    Length: 00:53:36

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