African American Center for Cultural Development Celebrates Juneteenth at End of Month – News

OLEAN, NY — On the last day of June, it was 85 degrees and hot and sticky. Della Moore wiped the sweat off her brow as she began the opening remarks for the Juneteenth celebration that the African American Center for Cultural Development has sponsored for the last eight years,. 

Approximately 20 people sat in their lawn chairs listening to Moore, the center’s director, talk passionately about how the Olean community supported the center through the closing of its most recent home.

“You know what we say: When one door closes another one opens,” Moore said. “Places have opened their doors to us. So many wonderful places have.”

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Moore named Raymour & Flanigan, Four Mile Brewing and local congregations that have allowed members to celebrate, to congregate…

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