The Legacy and Future of Economic Equality with Kevin Cohee of OneUnited Bank

Behind the Vault Episode 22

In this episode, we discuss the history of economic inequality in America with Kevin Cohee, Chairman and CEO of OneUnited Bank. Kevin shares how his family’s legacy in financial justice shaped his upbringing and the vision he has for the way banking can play a role in equality and justice today.

You can learn more about OneUnited’s founding and growth in our earlier discussion with President and COO Teri William here. And like Teri’s episode, the background features the work of Addonis Parker, OneUnited’s artist-in-residence.

Highlights from our discussion:

  • Kevin’s Family Legacy
  • Their connection to the founding of the Greenwood District of Tulsa, Oklahoma
  • The 1921 Tulsa Massacre and Its Aftermath
  • The Significance of Juneteenth
  • Financial literacy’s role in equality
  • OneUnited’s innovations in banking technology
  • The future of financial services

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