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
Explores the impact of the Atlantic world and the transatlantic slave trade.
Cities | Hour Four
Explores the great African cities and their wealth and industry.
Empires of Gold | Hour Three
Uncover complex trade networks & educational institutions in north and west Africa.
The Cross and The Crescent | Hour Two
Henry Louis Gates, Jr. charts the rise and impact of Christianity and Islam across Africa.
Origins | Hour One
Uncover the origins of man and early human society in Africa with Henry Louis Gates, Jr.
City of Meroe | Africa's Great Civilizations
Explore the Great City of Meroe, third and last capital of the Ancient Kingdom of Kush.