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History of Women

How The Police Made Margaret Hennessey Afraid To Go Outside

What they did to her was horrific, and it is still legal.

Margaret Hennessey and her sister were walking to the market when they were stopped by a group of police officers.

It was a beautiful, clear winter morning in Sacramento, California. There was a gentle breeze, she remembered, and the…

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If history was a Hollywood movie, the editing room floor would be littered with the stories of women clipped to make room for men’s stories. We are here to tell those stories.

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