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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.

Englewood Railway Coalition fighting to save homes and history

The Englewood Railway Coalition (ERC) is fighting a David vs. Goliath battle to preserve the history and dignity of Englewood homeowners whose homes are threatened by a Norfolk Southern freight yard expansion. 

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