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Miami's 'Harlem of the South' tries to heal from highway scars with green spaces

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By Guad Venegas

This article originally appeared on NBC News.

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Miami's Overtown neighborhood was once considered the "Harlem of the South" in the 1940s and 50s, but the interstate highway system split what was once a vibrant predominantly Black community. NBC News' Guad Venegas reports on a new $53 million investment to create green spaces under the highway, an area that was overlooked for decades.  


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