Jackson, Jesse, 1941-


"In 1966, Jesse Jackson began to lead Operation Breadbasket, a Southern Christian Leadership Conference's (SCLC) program in Chicago. Often seen as Martin Luther King's protégé, Jackson quickly earned a place among King's inner circle. Although King found Jackson's ambition troubling at times, SCLC executive vice president Andrew Young, called Jackson, "a natural-born leader" (Frontline, "Interview with Andrew Young")."--"Jackson, Jesse Louis (1941- )" King Encyclopedia. Retrieved January 11, 2008: http://www.stanford.edu/group/King/about_king/encyclopedia/.

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