I want to start a list of outstanding persons who have used their professional status to fight injustice, who have thus disturbed power and suffered significant consequences.
Here is my first attempt at a short list, based on living professionals that I know about. These folks stand for what they believe, in the face of powerful and organized opposition.
I welcome your suggestions (in comment below!) of those who should be prominently added to such a list.
And, from recent history:
Mary Mother Jones
Help me build the list.