Visit the Americans Who Tell the Truth website (link below) to view the portraits by Robert Shetterly of those he regards as embodying this ideal:
“Americans Who Tell the Truth is dedicated to the belief that a profound sense of citizenship is the only safeguard of democracy and the best defense of our social, economic, and environmental rights. Through portraits and stories of exemplary American citizens, both historical and contemporary, AWTT teaches the courage to act for the common good. The original portraits and accompanying resources promote our country’s ideals, illuminate the necessary work of the present, and inspire hope in the future.”
Edward Snowden’s portrait is now included.
Thanks to Common Dreams for sending a special message about this.