Harvard University’s Charles Ogletree, a mentor to President Obama, said Americans will look back on his former student’s speech on the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington years from now and recall it as among his best.
“I think this speech is going to go down as one of the greatest he ever gave — not today, not tomorrow, not next year,” Ogletree said during ABC’s coverage of the event. “Maybe it will be a decade from now.”
The professor noted that President Obama’s modesty during the speech impressed him the most. “What I found most amazing about this speech, and I hope people understand it, is the humility as opposed to the bravado,” Ogletree said. He praised the president for “not trying to be King” in his speech.