<p>Here's A Chilling Reminder Of Everything Black People Went Through For The Right To Vote</p>

Election Day is fast approaching and in case you don't already know, your vote has never been more important. 

In addition to the obvious reasons why it's imperative that as many African-American citizens as possible head to the polls on Nov. 8, the real history behind the reasoning puts things into sobering perspective. As we continue to empower our communities by embracing the resilient spirit of those who laid the foundation for forward progress, here's a look at some of the things our fearless leaders endured as they fought for our right to vote.