Journalism: past, present and future

the topic at the CHC Foundation’s
annual Brownlee Party!

Featuring Susan Richardson, Myiti Sengstacke and Robert Chiarito

RSVP here now:

2 p.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday August 23rd at 537 Judson Ave. in Evanston
We will meet at the beautiful home that Les Brownlee shared with his wife, Priscilla Ruth MacDougall, our hostess. Your $25 donation buys you Hecky’s BBQ, brats, burgers, beverages of all kinds, and brilliant conversation.

Our speakers:
–Susan Smith Richardson, editor and publisher of The Chicago Reporter, veteran editor, reporter and columnist at the Chicago Tribune and elsewhere.
— Myiti Sengstacke Rice, founding editor in chief of Uptown magazine, granddaughter of late publisher John H.H. Sengstacke and author of “Chicago Defender.”
— Bob Chiarito, founder of The Chicago Ambassador, regular contributor to the Chicago Tribune, and City News Bureau of Chicago and Chicago Daily Law Bulletin alum who studied under Les.

 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 ColumbiaCollege.

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, IL60201.

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.