It started off rainy and wet but the sun soon came out and shined on the 2014 Chicago Football Classic. The annual charity event that puts a spotlight on the academic advancement of Chicago youth took place at Soldier Field on Saturday afternoon to a lively crowd that came ready to show their support and respect for historically black colleges and universities.
The day which culminated in a football battle between Central State University and Morehouse College, began with the 2014 H.B.C.U. College Fair and Empowerment Summit, and High School battle of the bands. The college fair, which had over 25 historically black colleges and universities in attendance, focused on financial planning, as both parents and students prepare to take on the most daunting task of beginning their college career, paying college tuition.
As fans began to fill the seats for Central State University vs Morehouse College, the atmosphere was nostalgic and very familiar to any student or alumni of a historically black college or university. The bands, dance ensembles, and Color Guards, were all there to give Soldier Field a little HBCU flavor.