Full Name: Bryan Stevenson
Profession: Lawyer and Social Justice Activist
Why Famous: Founder of the Equal Justice Initiative, Stevenson is best known for his work on challenging bias against minorities and poor people in the criminal justice system.
Stevenson has assisted in securing relief for dozens of condemned prisoners and developed community-based reforms to improve the administration of criminal justice.
His organization’s 2015 report on lynchings of African Americans in the Jim Crow South also documented at least 700 previously unknown victims.