"We can stop the violence" is the message of the three-day event, which showcases football teams and marching bands from historically black colleges and universities. The Alcorn State University Braves and the Mississippi Valley State University Delta Devils will play September 18th at Soldier Field.
The game will also shine a bright spotlight on the community-- including the late Chicago School Board President Michael Scott and fallen Chicago police officers.
"It's so good to see the colleges come together, especially African American colleges, our black colleges come together, for our kids to see that there are a lot of kids that go to school," said Ald. Michelle Harris, 8th Ward.
Also on September 18th there will be a college fair and a battle of the bands featuring local high schools followed by a local talent show.
For the schedule, visit www.chicagofootballclassic.biz/.