Chicago public housing high rises were internationally infamous, Now they are almost gone!



Come out and explore this issue with POOR PEOPLE MILLENNIUM MOVEMENT founder Ms. Beauty Turner.

A National Award winning writer and fighter for the people.

A tireless fighter and writer against injustice will take you behind the walls of public housing so that you can hear the residents who by far are the most valid voices concerning the impacts on their lives

While going through Chicago Housing Authority 1.6 Billions dollars Transformation PLan

Beauty Turner has received international fame with her "Ghetto Bus tours"

Greatest History Ever Told To Our People Bus Tours.

Every body on the planet has been telling our stories such as Professors, Sociologists, Academic, film makers,city officials, politicians, but the most valid voices that are being affected the most and that is the voice of the voiceless-The residents themselves. Learn from an expert! At the end of the tour you will visit Turners Ghetto Gallery which holds a unique display of photos, memories and artifacts.

Schedule your tour today! Call Ms. Turner@ (773) 297 - 5619 or (773)437-3894 or E-mail me at

About Me

Chicago, cook, Illinois, U.S. Outlying Islands
Beauty Turner lived in the Robert Taylor Homes, one of the nation's most infamous public housing high-rise for sixteen years . She once worked for RJ now serves as Assistant Editor, South Street Journal writing award-winning investigative articles and commentaries and co-directing the Advocacy and Outreach Initiative. Beauty is a well-known community activist as well as a regular columnist for the Hyde Park Herald and other community newspapers. For the last several years, Beauty has worked as a research assistant for Professor Sudhir Venkatesh, a sociologist at Columbia University. Beauty is now a National award winning Journalist recognized by her peers with the First New America Award of it kind by the National Society of Professional Journalists, also a Winner of a Studs Terkel, Peter Lisagor, Associated Press award, Chicago Association for Black Journalist award, Courageous voice award for her activism, Black Pearl award, Woman of the Century award, and a Shero award from the Empowerment Zone Committee. Turner has been feature on the front page of the Wall Street Journal, Tribune (773)297-5619

Poor People Millennium Movement Mission

Poor People Millennium Movement
Mission - Up lifting the poor as well as the communities
In which they live.

If you donate any funds to Poor People Millennium Movement you are investing in
The future generations, because when you give, we give back to you and the community
productive members of society.

$5 goes right back into the communities to assist in developing healthier and stronger communities, provide computers for schools, create monies through scholarships for youth from the communities to attend college, create training programs to help youth become
entrepreneurs, and much more.
In order for Poor (People Organizing Over Resources) People Millennium Movement to continue
the people's movement mission- We need your support!
Send donations to: Poor People Millennium Movement in care of (Ms. Beauty Turner)
148 West 95th Street
Chicago Illinois, 60620
We thank you in advance!
"Our problems can be solved, if we the people get involved! "

“When you lift up a person you stand taller!”
Ms. Beauty Turner


choirboy said...

Its my first time in years hearing about somebody that ask the question what happened to all the people that housed the taylors,i moved out a year before they tore 4037 down,but the whole way it was done was wrong friends and family were forced to find new residence,just another way to move black people out of the city.

Beauty Turner said...

Merci Bouquet”
Concerning the Ghetto Bus Tour
on October 1, 08

Dear Beauty,
Once again you have decimated the stereotypes in the heads of my very insulated suburbia students!
They were so impressed with your tenacity and your bubbly personality.
They have so much respect for you and your struggle for dignity in the lives of the CHA residents.
They learned so much, more than I could ever teach them.
Keep on keeping on!
I thank you so much! I'll be in touch!
Love Janice Goldberg-Teacher
From- Riverside Brookfield High School

steamy said...

Beauty Turner Passed away Monday Night, December 15th 2008.

Turner, 51, was a former resident of Robert Taylor Homes who dedicated herself to telling the stories of the city's most vulnerable citizens.
"My mother was a gift for the world, a gift for all people," said Landon Turner, her youngest son. "If you couldn't speak for yourself, or fight for yourself, my mother would make sure your voice was heard."

In recent months, Turner focused on "Beauty's Ghetto Bus Tours," three-hour guided tours through the South Side, which include visits inside the homes of present-day public housing residents.

Funeral arrangements were pending Thursday evening.

You will be missed.

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