ACS is a national organization of law students, law professors, practicing lawyers and others. We seek to revitalize and transform the legal debate, to counter the narrow conservative vision of American law that lacks appropriate regard for the ways in which the law affects people's lives. We seek to restore the fundamental principles of respect for human dignity, protection of individual rights and liberties, genuine equality, and access to justice to their rightful - and traditionally central - place in American law.
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Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. delivered this speech nearly 40 years ago right here at Riverside Church. In addition to helping us remember a great man, maybe his words shed light on our own moment in history.