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Part of Jazz Heritage Wales Archive (Archif Menywod Cymru/Women's Archive of Wales)
Material relating to a musical performance/workshop titled Before Freedom, which depicted the life of Willis, a freed slave who took up residence in Swansea, including school resource packs; completed student and teacher evaluation forms; posters and flyers; list of bookings; material relating to specific performance bookings; photographic prints; enquiry sheets; and application for grant aid to fund the project. The show, performed by members of Women in Jazz and others, toured schools, museums, theatres and other venues as part of the events commemorating the bicentenary of the Abolition of the Slave Trade Act of 1807.
The events marking Black History Month October 2006 coincided with celebrations to mark Women in Jazz's 20th anniversary, highlighted by a gala evening featuring Women in Jazz patron Dame Cleo Laine and a performance of Before Freedom - for which see Women in Jazz 20th Anniversary events. See also Black History Month.