Explores the impact of the Atlantic world and the transatlantic slave trade.

The Atlantic Age | Hour Five Africa's Great Civilizations

Premiered March 01, 2017
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The Atlantic Age | Hour Five

Henry Louis Gates, Jr. explores the impact of the Atlantic trading world, giving rise to powerful new kingdoms, but also transatlantic slave trade. Learn of the revolutionary movements of the 18th& early 19thcenturies, including the advent of the Sokoto Caliphate.

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Africa's Great Civilizations

In his 6-hour series, Henry Louis Gates, Jr. takes a 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.

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