TIBH: South Africa's First Real Election

On this date in 1994, South Africa held its first ever all-race elections. This was a historic moment for a country that had been so deeply rooted in apartheid for so many years. The election of Nelson Mandela caused the nation to truly start the process of becoming unified. This new leadership ushered in a chance for a new harmonious country and started the removal of the thick overcast of racial tension that had hovered over the land for decades.