This momentous decree came as a great beacon light of hope to millions of Negro slaves who had been seared in the flames of withering injustice.

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

Meaning

The Emancipation Proclamation was a flashlight into the dark tunnel that was the lives of slaves.

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