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 GlobeThe 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.