The Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. was assassinated this day, April 4, 1968. He had been pastor of Ebenezer Baptist Church in Atlanta and rose to national prominence through the Southern Christian Leadership Conference. Awarded the Nobel Prize in 1964, Congress set aside his birthday as a National Holiday in 1986. He said: "I have a dream ... where little black boys and black girls will be able to join hands with little white boys and white girls and walk together as sisters and brothers. ... I have a dream that one day ... the glory of the Lord shall be revealed and all flesh shall see it."