Roosevelt Montás, Cornerstone: Learning for Living Advisory Council member and Director of Freedom & Citizenship, Columbia University's Knowledge for Freedom Program, discusses the "Social Philosophy I" course that Martin Luther King Jr. taught at Morehouse College in 1961. Montás argues that "it behoves us to recover the political tradition embodied in King's syllabus," which included Plato, Aristotle, Augustine, Aquinas, Machiavelli, Hobbes, Locke, Rousseau, Kant, Hegel, Bentham, and Mill. Montás writes, "Though we should certainly read new and diverse authors and study non-western traditions, but we must do so along with — rather than instead of — the traditional canon, as King did."