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(with Chester Slocum) "Tougaloo College Revisited," Unitarian Christian Register, November 1951.
"Some Observations on the Negro Middle Class," Crisis, October 1957.
"Race Relations at Negro Colleges," Crisis, November 1958.
(with David L. Lewis) "History of the Negro Upper Class in Atlanta, Georgia, 1890-1958," Journal of Negro Education, Spring 1959
"The Successful Sit-Ins in a Border City: A Study in Social Causation," Journal of Intergroup Relations, Summer 1961.
"The Black Muslims," Liberation, April 1963.
"The Revolution against the NAACP: A Critical Appraisal of Louis E. Lomax's The Negro Revolt," Journal of Negro Education, Spring 1963.
"New Currents in the Civil Rights Movement," New Politics, Summer 1963.
"Dynamics of Crisis and Unity in the Southern Movement," New America, January 10, 1964.
(with Tom Kahn) "Recent Trends in the Civil Rights Movement," New Politics, Spring 1964.
(with Thomas Plaut and Curtis Smothers) "Case Study in Nonviolent Direct Action," Crisis, November 1964.
"The Continuing Quest for Equality," Social Education, December 1964.
"Toward a Re-evaluation of the Negro during Reconstruction," New Politics, Summer 1965.
"On the Role of Martin Luther King," New Politics, Winter 1965 (reprinted in Reporting Civil Rights: American Journalism 1963-1973).
(with Elliott M. Rudwick) "Negro Retaliatory Violence in the Twentieth Century," New Politics, Winter 1966.
"Street Corner Voices," Trans-action, February 1969.
(with Elliott M. Rudwick) "The First Freedom Ride," Phylon, Fall 1969.
"Who Are the'True Believers'?A Tentative Typology of the Motivations of Civil Rights Activists," in Joseph R. Gusfield, ed., Protest, Reform, and Revolt: A Reader in Social Movements (New York: John Wiley & Sons, 1970) .
A White Scholar in the Black Community, 1945-1965: Essays and Reflections (Amherst: University of Massachusetts Press, 1992) .