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Episode description: Acclaimed Afro-Cuban-Puerto Rican poet Piri Thomas uses creative expression as a means to confront and overcome poverty, racism, violence, and isolation. The author of the acclaimed autobiographical novel Down These Mean Streets chronicles his own journey from Spanish Harlem to prison to life as an author, educator, and activist. [cc]

Rating: [TV-PG] (Parental Guidance Suggested)

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First aired: Tuesday, April 6, 2004 (excluding any air dates prior to June 1999)


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