It came as a joyous daybreak to end the long night of their captivity.

from Martin Luther King, Jr – I Have A Dream on Rap Genius

Meaning

Reminiscent of our national anthem with the use of the light, dark, day, night motif (e.g. “the dawn’s early light”). Therefore, it suggests that the American dream was made a real possibility for African Americans as a whole the day that Lincoln declared them free.

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