CHC annual Brownlee Party Sun. Aug. 23

Mark your calendar now!

            2 p.m. to 6 p.m. Sun. Aug.23 

Our annual summer party honoring Les Brownlee

RSVP here now: We will meet at 537 Judson Ave. in Evanston, the beautiful home near Lake Michigan that Les shared with his wife, Priscilla Ruth MacDougall, our hostess.

Your donation buys you BBQ, beer, brats, burgers, and brilliant conversation. 

 Les was the first African-American member of the Society of Professional Journalists and the first black president of the Chicago Headline Club. He worked at the Chicago Daily News, Chicago’s American, Chicago Defender, WLS-TV (“Les Brownlee: Channel 7 Eyewitness News”), and taught at Columbia College. If you were one of his students, he might have asked you to stand in class and shout, “I am great.”

 We honor Les each year with a $3,000 scholarship to an outstanding Chicago area journalism student. Your contribution at this party goes into that scholarship fund. If you cannot attend, you can still contribute. Write a check for a tax-deductible contribution to the Chicago Headline Club Foundation, care of CHCF Treasurer Howard Dubin, Manufacturers News, 1633 Central St., Evanston, IL 60201.

At the party, you may purchase a copy of “Les Brownlee: The Autobiography of a Pioneering African-American Journalist” at the party. Also available will be new books by Kenan Heise, “He Writes About Us,” and by Allen Rafalson, “The Santa Claus Trial.”

RSVP via EventBrite above or to Susan S. Stevens at, 312-733-1936.