Chicago Academy for the Arts prepares for Black History Month performance

CHICAGO (WLS) -- Chicago Academy for the Arts is preparing for a Black History Month performance. It's called the Black Excellence and Jubilation Show.

Students in a variety of art forms will perform.

"It's a celebration of Black history, a celebration of Black art, and a celebration of Black artists," said Markeise Russell, Assistant Principal.

The show is led by students.

"It means power, strength, community, everything that I think Black people and Black art embody," said student Arielle Wood

Money from ticket sales will benefit The Chicago Freedom School.
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