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AFRICA'S GREAT CIVILIZATIONS

The Country of Angola | Africa's Great Civilizations

  • Aired: 02/27/2017
  • 05:18
  • Rating: NR
A quarter of all slaves who crossed the Atlantic Ocean started their journey from what is today the country of Angola. In the 18th Century the transatlantic slave trade reached fever pitch.Just over 50% of all transactions occurred over the course of this century alone. On average, an enormous 65,000 Africans a year were being exported from these shores, reaching a peak of 108,000 in 1791.
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