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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.

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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.

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Tubman’s Underground Railroad spirited escaped slaves out of the south to Canada and the Bahamas.

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In 2020, all 13 Miami-Dade commissioners supported the name change. Team