Here's a picture of Susan B. Anthony from History in Pictures. After they beat her, they arrested and fined her for trying to vote in 1872.
It seems to me this sort of thing should instill optimism and humility. Optimism about the future to know that we've come this far. Humility to realize that there are a number of things we're doing now that people in 150 years will likely find odd and horrifying. We've come a long ways and we're not there yet.