“Remembering the Humanism of Martin Luther King.”
Toward Freedom, July 12, 2005. Feature article (alternative version of Humanist piece);
Reprint: Theocracy Alert, Online Journal, July 16, 2005.
Those invoking the name of MLK in the cause of left/liberal theocracy had better reconsider.
Another source with some information on MLK and the religious issue in the civil rights movement (including defamation of secular Jews) is:
Jacoby, Susan. Freethinkers: A History of American Secularism. New York: Metropolitan Books, 2004.
On the role of existentialism in black thought and the civil rights movement, see:
Cotkin, George. Existential America. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press, 2003.
For further background, see:
Allen, Norm R., Jr. “Religion and the New African American Intellectuals,” Nature, Society, and Thought, vol. 9, no. 2 (1996), pp. 159-87.