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As Raymott said in post #7, susiedq, the brackets show that the ellipses weren't there in the original but are editorially elliding actual words of the author.
If you are the author of the text, then it's fine to write 'As I said in one of my lectures in 2012, "Five score years ago, a great American, in whose symbolic shadow we stand today, signed the Emancipation Proclamation...a great beacon light of hope to millions of Negro slaves...to end the long night of their captivity."