Jesse Jackson – Who Conferred Upon Him the Title “Heir Apparent” to MLK? (Hint: It wasn’t Dr. King)

Two of Hoover’s highest-level aides, Cartha DeLoach and William J. Sullivan, possibly others, had the temerity, in 1964, to pick a successor to King to recommend to the NAACP . . . At some point in the ensuing four years, Hoover apparently decided on another candidate whom they selected through their own highly trusted field personnel.