Date:Wednesday, February 28, 2018, 6:00 PM—8:30 PM
Series:Black History Month
Age Group:Adult (18+)
Great documentaries can open a window to the past. Join us each Wednesday in February for an informative film experience.
Africa’s Great Civilizations. The epic story that historian Henry Louis Gates, Jr. tells is full of surprises and unexpected connections, helping us to appreciate the collective and individual genius of Africans who, across thousands of years, built civilizations and empires, fought wars, established great cities, spread learning, and created some of the most sublime art and architecture in human history. Professor Gates travels the length and breadth of Africa to chronicle the continent's history from a firmly African perspective. His journey takes him from the city of Great Zimbabwe, to the pyramids of Meroe, and the spectacular rock-hewn churches of Lalibela in Ethiopia. 2 hours of a 6-hour series. Film will be followed by discussion with Akinyele Umoja, professor of African American studies at Georgia State University.