"MARCH ON WASHINGTON"
The Emancipation Proclamation
President Abraham Lincoln issued the Emancipation Proclamation on January 1,
1863, as the nation approached its third year of bloody civil war.
The proclamation declared "that all persons held as slaves" within the rebellious
states "are, and henceforward shall be free."
converge verb [I]
UK /kənˈvɜːdʒ/ US /kənˈvɝːdʒ/
If lines, roads, or paths converge, they move towards the same point
where they join or meet:
The paths all converge at the main gate of the park.
Due to roadworks, three lanes of traffic have to converge into two.
blight noun [C/U]
something that spoils or destroys or causes damage:
[U] The city stopped urban blight by rebuilding neighborhoods.
UK /ˈfɪl.tər/ US /ˈfɪl.t̬ɚ/
filter verb (APPEAR GRADUALLY)
[I + adv/prep]
to appear or happen gradually or to a limited degree:
News filtered down to us during the day.
Reports about an accident began to filter in.
Sunlight filtered through the branches.
point up something — phrasal verb [I/T]
to make something clearer; show:
The program teaches tolerance but also points up cultural similarities.
She is the one who makes miracles happen!