Pellom McDaniels III is the curator of African American collections in the Stuart A. Rose Manuscript, Archives, and Rare Book Library at Emory University. 

He is the author of The Prince of Jockeys: The Life of Isaac Burns Murphy (2013) and has contributed essays to anthologies such as Before Jackie Robinson: The Transcendent Role of Black Sports Pioneers (2017), The Olympics and Philosophy (2012), and All Stars and Movie Stars: Sports in Film History (2010). 

His first screenplay titled The Prince of Jockeys has been optioned and is in pre-production.