"The Legend of Timbuktu" tells about the empires of Ghana, Mali, and Songhai, who became the most advanced civilizations of their time and the first Sub Saharan people to accept Islam, early as 850 A.D.. From great Muslim African leaders like Mansa Musa, who raised Timbuktu to new heights, to Mansa Abubakari II, who crossed the Atlantic Ocean and arrived in America nearly 200 years before Christopher Columbus - this critically acclaimed documentary explores West African history like never before.