MIAMI (CBSMiami) – Revered abolitionist and Underground Railroad “conductor” Harriet Tubman was honored Saturday with the honorary redesignation of Dixie Highway.
Florida Senator Shevrin Jones, Representative Kevin Chambliss were present during the designation.READ MORE: Florida’s Surgeon General Asked To Leave Meeting At State Senator’s Office After Refusing To Wear Mask
The road’s honorary designation comes after years of local voices and advocates calling for the change and Miami-Dade County’s motion to do so earlier this year.READ MORE: Finding This Year’s Most Popular Toys May Be Challenging Because Of Supply Chain Issues
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In 2020, all 13 Miami-Dade commissioners supported the name change.