In his new six-hour series, Africa’s Great Civilizations, 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. 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, through the millennia in which Africa and Africans shaped not only their own rich civilizations, but also the wider world.
Your library’s genealogy librarian, Sherri Camp, is excited to share the word about this new series. Camp is an expert in African American genealogy, and president of the Afro-American Historical and Genealogical Society (AAHGS), a national organization committed to studying the history of all ethnic groups, with a particular focus on African Americans.
“My love is ancient history, specifically African,” Camp said. “This program is new and adds to the culture of African American’s identity.”
Check out the home page for the series at PBS.org to get more info on the series and watch a trailer.