1:00pm

Thu October 20, 2011
Remembrances

Piri Thomas, Poet And Novelist, Remembered

Piri Thomas gave voice to generations of Latino Americans across the U.S. He died Monday at the age of 83. His acclaimed 1967 autobiography, Down These Mean Streets, chronicled his life growing up in New York's Spanish Harlem, and the poverty and racism that he and his community experienced there.

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