Della Moore (right), executive director of the African American Center for Cultural Development in Olean, speaks Saturday during the center’s Juneteenth celebration at Bethany Lutheran Church on Leo Moss Drive. At left is Terry Bellamy of the Magic Terry Blues Band, which performed during the event. Juneteenth celebrates the time when word finally reached enslaved people in southern Texas, on June 19, 1865, that they had been freed by the Emancipation Proclamation more than two years earlier during the Civil War. June 19, 1865, when some 2,000 Union troops arrived in Galveston Bay, Texas.