"And over here, you can see the local crack house."
CHICAGO-The yellow school bus runbles through vacant lots and past demolished buildings, full of people who have paid $20 for a tour of what was once among the most dangerous areas of this or any other city in the United States.
But for the woman with the microphone, this "Ghetto Bus Tour" isn't just another way to make a buck from tourists. It's the last gasp in her crusade to tell a different story about Chicago's notorious housing projects, something other than well-known tales about gang violence so fierce that residents slept in their bathtubs to avoid bullets.
"I want you to see what I see," says Beauty Turner, aftere leading the group off the bus to a weedy lot where the Robert Taylor Homes once stood. "To hear the voices of the voiceless." Nightly gun battles and slums. Ah, the good old days.