#IVotedBecause: Black America And The Fight For Voting Rights

As the world waits to see if Hillary Clinton or Donald Trump, will be the next U.S. president, some voters are paying homage to history with the hashtag #IVotedBecause.

READ: Killer Mike Clarifies Telling Black Voters To “Stay The F*ck Home”

The hashtag became a worldwide trending topic early Tuesday (Nov. 8), coupling a bi-partisan platform with a quick journey through black voting rights.

While America has yet to expunge its reputation of racial oppression, which includes ongoing examples of voter suppression (despite the Voting Rights Act of 1965), #IVotedBecause offers a sobering reminder of a not-so-distant past.

Read some of the tweets below.