From time to time, I talk about a variety of people from the past who were brave in a variety of ways. Some are iconic. One so far became a saint. Some are obscure. Others left no calling card for us.

But they are brave in such a way that journalists should have used those people as a model to improve their own profession. Sadly, we don't know some of the names of those people, but their deeds live on.

Since they didn't, F.R.E.E.D. takes up the mantle.

This list will expand, but here are the current roster of people who you ought to know because they lived their lives with kindness, idealism, brilliance, and bravery:

Person #9: Stjepan Filipović

Person #8: Tony Benn

Person #7: Ida B. Wells

Person #6: Alexander Schmorell

Person #5: Dr. Ignaz Semmelweis

Person #4: Walter Lippmann

Person #3: The man who stood in front of a tank in Tiananmen Square.

Person #2: Subject 6 in Solomon Asch’s conformity experiment.

Person #1: Nellie Bly