Michael Long

Co-author of Jackie Robinson: A Spiritual Biography

Michael G. Long is an associate professor of religious studies and peace and conflict studies at Elizabethtown College and is the author or editor of several books on civil rights, religion, and politics, including Jackie Robinson: A Spiritual Biography; Peaceful Neighbor: Discovering the Countercultural Mister Rogers; Gay Is Good: The Life and Letters of Gay Rights Pioneer Franklin Kameny; Beyond Home Plate: Jackie Robinson on Life after Baseball; Martin Luther King, Jr., Homosexuality, and the Early Gay Rights Movement; I Must Resist: Bayard Rustin’s Life in Letters; Marshalling Justice: The Early Civil Rights Letters of Thurgood Marshall; and First Class Citizenship: The Civil Rights Letters of Jackie Robinson. Long’s work has been featured or reviewed in Mother Jones, The New York Times, The Washington Post, The Los Angeles Times, The Boston Globe, USA Today, CNN, Book Forum, Ebony/Jet, and other newspapers and journals. Long blogs for the Huffington Post, and he has appeared on PBS, C-Span, and NPR. He has also recently served as an expert historian for Ken Burns's documentary on Jackie Robinson. Long’s speaking engagements have taken him to Fenway Park, the Central Intelligence Agency, the National Museum of American History, the Library of Congress, the National Archives, the Schomberg Center of the New York Public Library, the National Museum of the Negro Leagues, the New-York Historical Society, the City Club of San Diego, and colleges and universities. Long holds a Ph.D. from Emory University in Atlanta and resides in Camp Hill, Pennsylvania.