In the 1940s, the National Party created an apartheid program that segregated the people in South Africa.
People were complaining because the National Party was trying to make South Africa a "white nation"
They're Segregating us
Several Thousand black African children marched to Soweto to protest the use of Afrikaans.
During the protest at Sharpeville, the police opened fire and killed 69 blacks. Also, at least 575 people, almost all black, were killed.
In 1994, the country held its first elections open to all races. Then, Nelson Mandela was elected president. Later after the elections, politically motivated violence decreased. Then in 1996, South Africa adopted a new constitution.