For Black History Month, Curiosity is highlighting the inspirational stories that you should know (but probably don't) of people who have changed the world.
Elizabeth Freeman was a slave in the late 1700s in Massachusetts. But Freeman, better known by the name Mum Bett, didn't let that title define her life. In 1781, Bett sued for her freedom, and that's exactly what she got. Cue the standing ovation.