Celebrates 100 Year Legacy of Black Wall Street
The Bank’s connection to Oklahoma and civil rights goes back generations through its owner, Chairman & CEO, Kevin Cohee. Over 100 years ago, the U.S government denied formerly enslaved Black people, also known as Freedmen, full citizenship, and financial rights in the nation of their birth.
Kevin Cohee’s great, great grandfather, Charles Cohee Jr., (1848-1908) , President of the Chickasaw Freedmen, went to Congress and the President of the United States to fight for equal rights for Black Americans. He won 40-acre allotments for Freedmen that fueled Black wealth in Oklahoma. OneUnited Bank continues the legacy of Charles Cohee Jr., as it fights for economic and social justice.
“My ancestors fought for civil rights over 100 years ago and won 40-acre allotments for Freedmen that fueled Black wealth in Oklahoma,” states Kevin Cohee, Chairman & CEO. “We must continue our legacy by celebrating our amazing past as we build the new Black Wall Street.”