“Martin Luther King, Jr., and the Spirit of Leadership,” in Peter J. Albert & Ronald Hoffman, eds., We Shall Overcome: Martin Luther King, Jr., and the Black Freedom Struggle (New York: Pantheon Books, 1990), pp. 11-34, 257-60.

“Who Are the Childs Brothers?” American Heritage 41 (December 1990):56-57.

“How King Borrowed: Reading the Truth Between Sermons and Footnotes,” Washington Post, 18 November 1990, pp. C1, C5.

“An Excuse Became A Hoax and Kept Growing,” New York Times, 26 September 1990, p. C15. (Robert D. McFadden et al., Outrage: The Story Behind the Tawana Brawley Hoax).

“New York City: Can It Work Again?,” Washington Post Book World, 23 September 1990, p. 7. (Jim Sleeper, The Closest of Strangers).

“The Voting Rights Act in Historical Perspective,” Georgia Historical Quarterly 74 (Fall 1990): 377-398.

“Uncle Sam vs. Jim Crow,” Washington Post Book World, 20 May 1990, p. 9. (Hugh Davis Graham, The Civil Rights Era).

“Can the Underclass Reach Middle Class?,” Newsday, 9 May 1990, p. 67.

“A Teacher Who Made A Difference,” Washington Post Book World, 6 May 1990, pp. 1, 14. (Samuel Freedman, Small Victories).

“A Law Defining ‘Fair Use’ of Unpublished Sources Is Essential to the Future of American Scholarship,” Chronicle of Higher Education, 18 April 1990, p. A48. (Reprinted in Sci-Tech Information 6 [June 1990]: 1, 16-17).

“The Age of the Unheralded,” The Progressive 54 (April 1990): 38-43.

“Mandela, For All Seasons,” Newsday, 5 March 1990, pp. 38, 40.

“Testimony on FBI Compliance with the Freedom of Information Act,” in U.S. Congress, House of Representatives, Committee on the Judiciary, FBI Oversight and Authorization Request for Fiscal Year 1991Hearings Before the Subcommittee on Civil and Constitutional Rights, 101st Cong., 2nd sess. (1 March 1990), pp. 39-55, 192-95.

James Colaiaco, Martin Luther King, Jr.: Apostle of Militant Nonviolence, in The Historian 53 (February 1990): 348-49.