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Annual Black History tour educates Miami locals, tourists

In an effort to educate the public on Miami’s history, Miami-Dade Transit provided a Black History tour to South Florida locals and tourists last week. The annual tour was a salute to Black History Month and pays tribute to the generations of black migrants who struggled with adversity while settling in Miami.

The free tour, which started 17 years ago in 1994, travels through significant neighborhoods enriched with black culture, such as Coconut Grove, where the Bahamians created the first black settlement in the 1890s, and Overtown, one of the oldest neighborhoods in Miami. The event has remained popular throughout the years and has become an educational tool for the community.

Miami-Dade Transit provided bus travel for the three-and-a-half hour tour that left from the Stephen P. Clark Center in Downtown Miami on Saturday, Feb. 26. Many of the attendees were tourists, many of which whom were not aware of Miami’s ties with black culture.

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