Friday, June 21, 2013
The Boston Red Sox & The Great Fenway Park Writers Series Proudly Present:
Dr. Michael Long – Elizabethtown College Professor and America’s Leading Scholar on Jackie Robinson
Author of and Speaking on: “Beyond Home Plate: Jackie Robinson on Life After Baseball”
The Gallery – Hotel Commonwealth
$55 per person (includes an autographed copy of Dr. Long’s book)
Dr. Michael Long – Biographical Brief
An associate professor of religious studies and peace and conflict studies at Elizabethtown College In Pennsylvania, Dr. Michael Long is the author or editor of several books on civil rights, religion, and politics in mid-century America, including Beyond Home Plate: Jackie Robinson on Life after Baseball (Syracuse University Press); 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).
Dr. Long’s work has been featured or reviewed in The New York Times, The Washington Post, Los Angeles Times, 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 to the National Archives in Washington, D.C.; Schomberg Center, New York Public Library; The City Club of San Diego, and to Fenway Park Boston where he was the featured speaker at the Red Sox’s Annual Birthday Tribute to Jackie Robinson.
Dr Long holds a Ph.D. from Emory University in Atlanta and resides in Highland Park, Pennsylvania.