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Africa's Great Civilisations

  • Season 1
  • 6 episodes
  • Education

Summary

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.

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Episode 5: The Atlantic Age

Summary

Examining the tremendous changes wrought in Africa between the 15th and 18th centuries, including the seismic transformation as West African kingdoms encounter European mariners travelling farther and farther south along Africa's Atlantic coast.

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PresenterHenry Louis Gates Jr

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DirectorVirginia Quinn
DirectorMark Bates
DirectorKaren McGann
WriterHenry Louis Gates Jr

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