“Martin Luther King, Jr.’s ‘I Have A Dream’ Speech,” in David Nasaw, ed., The Course of United States History, vol. 2 (Chicago: Dorsey Press, 1987), pp. 351-361.

Phillip Knightly, The Second Oldest Profession, in the Journal of American History 74 (December 1987): 1076.

“Trapped on the Treadmill of Poverty,” Washington Post Book World, 15 November 1987, pp. 1, 9. (William J. Wilson, The Truly Disadvantaged).

“Martin Luther King, Jr., and the Spirit of Leadership,” Journal of American History 74 (September 1987): 438-447. (Reprinted in Patrick Allitt, ed., Major Problems in American Religious History [Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 2000], pp. 379-84, and in Francis G. Couvares, et al., eds., Interpretations of American History, 7th ed., Vol. 2 [New York: Free Press, 2000], pp. 326-35.)

James M. Washington, ed., A Testament of Hope: The Essential Writings of Martin Luther King, Jr., in the Journal of Church and State 29 (Autumn 1987): 537-38.

Howard Schuman, et al., Racial Attitudes in America, in the Journal of American Ethnic History 7 (Fall 1987): 119-121.

“Hoover’s FBI,” Dissent 34 (Summer 1987): 395-397. (Richard Powers, Secrecy and Power: The Life of J. Edgar Hoover).

“A Contrary View on Integrationism,” Boston Globe, 31 May 1987, pp. B14-16. (Harold Cruse, Plural But Equal).

“The Limits of Political Power,” Washington Post  Book World, 31 May 1987, pp. 1, 13. (Margaret Edds, Free At Last).

“Evaluating King’s Life and Legacy,” Christian Century 104 (29 April 1987): 411.

Ernest Furgurson, Hard Right: The Rise of Jesse Helms, in Georgia Historical Quarterly 71 (Spring 1987): 164-167.

“Martin Luther King, Jr., and the Cross of Leadership,” Peace and Change 12 (Spring 1987): 1-12. (Reprinted in Michael Perman, ed., Perspectives on the American Past,vol. 2 [Chicago: Scott, Foresman & Co., 1989], pp. 280-289, and in King and the Movement, Vol. 2, pp. 453-464).

“Happy Birthday Dr. King,” Democratic Left, January-February 1987, p. 2.

“A Sharp Critique of Jesse Jackson,” Dissent 34 (Winter 1987): 118-120. (Adolph Reed, The Jesse Jackson Phenomenon).