Michael G. Long
Author, Peaceful Neighbor: Discovering the Countercultural Mister Rogers
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 in mid-century America, including Gay Is Good: The Life and Letters of Gay Rights Pioneer Franklin Kameny (Syracuse University Press); Beyond Home Plate: Jackie Robinson on Life after Baseball (Syracuse University Press); Martin Luther King, Jr., Homosexuality, and the Early Gay Rights Movement (Palgrave Macmillan); I Must Resist: Bayard Rustin’s Life in Letters (City Lights); Marshalling Justice: The Early Civil Rights Letters of Thurgood Marshall (Amistad/HarperCollins); and First Class Citizenship: The Civil Rights Letters of Jackie Robinson (Times Books). Long’s work has been featured or reviewed in The New York Times, The Washington Post, The Los Angeles Times, The Boston Globe, USA Today, CNN, Book Forum, Ebony/Jet, and many other newspapers and journals. Long blogs for the Huffington Post and has appeared on C-Span and NPR. His speaking engagements have taken him from the National Archives in Washington, D.C., to the Schomberg Center of the New York Public Library in Harlem, and to the City Club of San Diego. Long holds a Ph.D. from Emory University in Atlanta and resides in Highland Park, Pennsylvania.