Michael G. Long has a doctoral degree from Emory University and is the author or editor of several books on civil rights, politics, and religion.
He has a special interest in the genre of letters and is the editor, most recently, of I Must Resist: Bayard Rustin’s Life in Letters (City Lights Books); and Marshalling Justice: The Early Civil Rights Letters of Thurgood Marshall (Amistad/HarperCollins).
Long’s book on Jackie Robinson was selected as a best book of the year by Publishers Weekly, and his works have been featured or reviewed in The Boston Globe, The New York Times, The Los Angeles Times, Book Forum, Ebony/Jet, and other major media outlets.
He is a popular speaker, with engagements from the National Archives in Washington, D.C., to the City Club of San Diego, and has appeared on C-Span and National Public Radio.
Long’s current work — a study of Martin Luther King, Jr., homosexuality, and gay rights — was recently featured on CNN.com.