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AN OPEN LETTER TO MAYOR RAHM EMANUEL FROM THE ENGLEWOOD RAILWAY COALITION

An open letter to Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel from the Englewood Railway Coalition regarding Norfolk Southern Corp.’s (NSC) attempted hostile takeover of Black-owned homes in Englewood. NSC, a $34.5 billion Virginia-based corporation, is trying to expand a massive freight yard in our neighborhood. The project, which amounts to a land grab of some 84 acres, would destroy the homes, history and traditions of this long-established African-American community.

Norfolk Southern Land Grab Painful Reminder of African-American Housing Struggle

Englewood homeowners are at risk of losing their homes, as Virginia-based Norfolk Southern Corp. tries to build a massive freight yard over a historically Black community. The hostile actions of this $34.5 billion company recall the decades-long challenges African-Americans have confronted as they sought to achieve their dreams.

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