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The Best About Africa TV Shows on Hoopla

Finding a good About Africa TV show to watch can be hard, so we've ranked the best ones and included where to watch them. Check out our list of the best About Africa TV shows of all time streaming on Hoopla.

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1. Africa's Great Civilizations

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42/100
Year: 2017-2020Rated: TV-PGSeasons: 1
Documentary, History

What it's about: Henry Louis Gates Jr. takes a look at the history of Africa, from the birth of humankind to the dawn of the 20th century. 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, through the millennia in which Africa and Africans shaped not only their own rich civilizations, but also the wider world.

Where to Watch: 6 episodes (100%) are available to watch free online (PBS). 6 episodes (100%) are available to stream on a popular subscription service (Prime Video & Hoopla). 6 episodes (100%) are available to rent or buy from $1.99 on 2 services (iTunes & Prime Video).

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2. Slavery and the Making of America

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Year: 2005-2020Rated: TV-PGSeasons: 1
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What it's about: Slavery and the Making of America is a 2004 PBS series and documentary on African American slaves and their contributions to the United States. Famous African Americans such as Colonel Tye and historical figures such as President George Washington and John Murray are all documented in the series. The series covers African American Loyalists and Black Patriots. Emmy Award winning composer Michael Whalen wrote the film's original soundtrack.

Where to Watch: 4 episodes (100%) are available to stream on a subscription service (Hoopla). 4 episodes (100%) are available to rent or buy from $1.99 on 2 services (Google Play & YouTube).