If you picture the Victorian era in America, what do you see? Probably the Wild West, or maybe some dude in a top hat.
But the late-1800s were also a hotbed of activism and civil rights struggles, especially among women and African-Americans. History books tend to name a select few, like Sojourner Truth or Booker T. Washington.
But the truth is, we forget that real change is only possible thanks to the labor of countless individuals.