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Henry Louis Gates, Jr.

Emmy Award-winning filmmaker, literary scholar, and professor Henry Louis Gates, Jr. explores how society and culture have evolved throughout history to help shape the modern world.

Africa's Great Civilizations

Discover Africa for what it truly is: the root of human progress. Africa's Great Civilizations is a three-part documentary from Henry Louis Gates, Jr. that explores the origins and evolution of human civilization.

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A letter from Henry Louis Gates, Jr. We definitively lay claims about Africa's lack of history and culture to rest - Henry Louis Gates, Jr., filmmaker
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