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Following are events and programs scheduled for Center fundraising during 2020.

Center Events for 2020


Martin Luther King Jr. the man and his works
Sunday, January 26, 2020 3:00 PM @ St. Stephens 109 South Barry St.,

February for Black History Month

Tea and conversation with Mrs. Sarah Johnson (a runaway slave who used the
Underground Railroad and found her way to Olean, NY)

Sunday February 23, 2020 3:00 PM @ The Fanny Bartlett Center 302
Laurens St., Olean,

March, for International Women’s Month

Women of Song: Contributions of Black Women in music and song
Sunday, March 22, 2020 3:00 PM @ Trinity United Methodist Church, 131
North 9th St., Olean

April, for National Poetry Month

Contributions of Black Americans in the areas of Poetry and Literature
Sunday April 19, 2020 3:00 PM @ (TBA)


Euchre Tournament to benefit the African American Center for Cultural Development
Friday, May 1, 2020 5:00 to 8:00 PM @ Raymour & Flanigan 802 West
State St., Olean

Cookout with The Center at Tops Friendly Market, 2401 West State St., Olean
Saturday, May 16, 2020 10:00 AM until 2:00 PM (We will be selling Hot
Dogs, and Philly Cheese Steaks)

Movie night: A look at Black Americans in the history of Cinema
Saturday, May 23, 2020 @ Jamestown Community College Cutco Theater,
Olean Campus (Not confirmed yet)


The Rhythm of Jazz—Contributions of Black Americans to Jazz (a kickoff program for
Juneteenth. This is a program of what Juneteenth is and why we celebrate it.
Sunday, June 19, 2020 3:00 PM @ St. Stephens Episcopal Church, 109
South Barry St., Olean.

Juneteenth, The oldest celebration of the commemoration of the ending of slavery in the US.
Saturday, June 27, 2020 Noon until 5:00 PM @ Bethany Lutheran Church 6
Leo Moss Dr., Olean

July or August TBA


Food Night of Cultural Cuisine – An invitation for local community members to share their cultural cuisine and present the history of their dish.
Sunday, August (?) 3:00 to 5:00 PM @ St. Stephens Episcopal Church, 109
South Barry St., Olean


True Justice: A look at the life and works of Brian Stevenson author of “Just Mercy: A Story of Justice and Redemption”.
Sunday, September 20, 2020 3:00 to 5:00 PM @ St. Stephens Episcopal
Church, 109 South Barry St.,Olean

November, to Celebrate Veterans Day

A conversation with Black Americans who will discuss their experiences in service to our country.
Sunday, November 15, 2020 3:00 – 5:00 PM @ Allegany American Legion
4350 NY-417, Allegany, NY


Kwanzaa “First Fruits” – A week of Celebration –
December 26, 2020 through January 1, 2021 @ St. Stephens Episcopal
Church, 109 South Barry St., Olean

For more information about any of these events please text Della at 215 704 6608.
Stay tuned for updates on Center events. Thank you for your support.

Women in the Bible Part 2

2pm on Sunday, October 7th, 2018 at Christ United Methodist Church (633 Linwood Ave, Olean, NY) This is part 2 of a 3 part series exploring some women of the bible. Presented at Christ United Methodist Church for the benefit of … Continue reading

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