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Africa's Great Civilizations

Commerce and the Clash of Civilizations | Hour Six

Explore the dynamism of 19th century Africa and the "scramble” for its riches.
The Atlantic Age | Hour Five

WETA PassportThe Atlantic Age | Hour Five

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

Cities | Hour Four

WETA PassportCities | Hour Four

Explores the great African cities and their wealth and industry.

Empires of Gold | Hour Three

WETA PassportEmpires of Gold | Hour Three

Uncover complex trade networks & educational institutions in north and west Africa.

Origins | Hour One

WETA PassportOrigins | Hour One

Uncover the origins of man and early human society in Africa with Henry Louis Gates, Jr.

The Cross and The Crescent | Hour Two

WETA PassportThe Cross and The Crescent | Hour Two

Henry Louis Gates, Jr. charts the rise and impact of Christianity and Islam across Africa.

The Country of Angola | Africa's Great Civilizations

The Country of Angola | Africa's Great Civilizations

A quarter of all slaves who crossed the Atlantic started from what is today Angola.