The FBI's effort to remove King as the Leader of the Civil Rights Movement

"Hoover dreamed of destroying Dr. King and replacing him with "a manageable black leader," another former Crime Records agent, Harold Leinbaugh, said.  And a few of the more  confident FBI officials, William Sullivan included, tried to find one.  In January 1964, when Sullivan proposed to remove King from his pedestal, he suggested that the Bureau replace King with the "right kind" of black leader."(pp. 141-2)

            from Kenneth O'Reilly, Racial Matters: The FBI's Secret File
  
                                                 on Black America, 1960-1972