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Hands Across America

On May 25, 1986, more than 5 million Americans came together in a charitable event to raise money for hungry and homeless people in the United States. Spokesperson Ken Kragen addresses the crowd gathered on the southern tip of Manhattan. Despite falling short of the goal to form a bicoastal, 4,125-mile human chain through 17 states, the event raised $20 million.

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