Eight students who were enrolled in Martin Luther King Jr.'s social philosophy class at Morehouse College in 1962 in Atlanta recall their teacher in this article, marking the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington. They remember him as inspiring and challenging, a teacher who assigned them to read the works by the world's greatest philosophers during that one semester with him. One student, a young Julian Bond, who would become a civil rights leader himself, said: "I'm so ashamed I didn't take notes."

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