Africa's Great Civilizations: Egypt and Beyond

Bryant Conference Center

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Tuscaloosa, AL 35401

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Instructor: Richard Diehl - We all know something about the history of North America and Europe but what about the history of African civilizations? This course will focus on that history from the origins of humans in East Africa to the 20th century. It is built around films from the 2017 PBS series "Africa’s Great Civilizations", narrated by the celebrated Harvard historian Henry Lewis Gates, Jr., and supplemented with additional films, lectures, and discussion. We will follow the African peoples from their very beginnings through the Stone Age, Egyptian culture, and the rise of Christianity and Islam, to the ancient kingdoms of South and West Africa, Great Zimbabwe, the Trans-Atlantic slave trade, and 19th century colonization by the European powers.

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Wednesday, September 20, 2017

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