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Lena Horne and the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. at a party Ms. Horne gave in Dr. King’s honor in New York in 1963. Photo by Steve Schapiro.

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and Coretta Scott King on the five-day march to Montgomery, Alabama, March 25, 1965.

Martin Luther King's 'I Have A Dream' speech written in it's entirety.

National Black Republican Association ... THEY FACE PREJUDICE FOR BEING BLACK AND NOT SUPPORTING THE PRESIDENT. IT ISN'T A CLUB YOU KNOW...THE COLOR OF OUR SKIN DOES NOT DEFINE THE WAY WE SHOULD THINK. MARTIN LUTHER KING WAS A REPUBLICAN... YOU NEVER HEAR THAT MENTIONED.

Did you know in 1999 a Memphis jury found Loyd Jowers and US government agencies (including the CIA) during LBJ's administration guilty of conspiracy in the assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr?

Conservative leaders living Martin Luther King's dream.

Not originally published in LIFE. During the 1960 Republican National Convention in Chicago, Martin Luther King Jr. leads a demonstration calling for a strong Civil Rights plank in the GOP campaign platform. (Francis Miller—Time & Life Pictures/Getty Images) See more: ti.me/PnMzCU

Frantz Kebreau, author of "Revealing the Truth About the Democratic Party." "I have done extensive research on the subject because at one point, I was a Democrat. A few years ago, I was confronted with a fact that I knew to be false but after an investigation into the point, it turned out to be true. It was that Martin Luther King was a Republican. This of course forced me to extend my research into other areas...Truth became stranger than fiction..."

MLK making a call. Indeed, with today's tools and social media, what might have been his reach and his effect? The point is, however, he used everything he had in the interest of his peaceful cause. May it be true, also, of the leaders of today.

I Have a Dream speech, listen here.