YMCA of Greater Oklahoma City

Black History Month: Meaningful and Lasting Change

The first YMCA for African Americans was founded by Anthony Bowen in Washington, D.C. in 1853. Bowen, born into slavery in 1809, moved to Washington in 1826 as a free man. He was inspired by the work the Y was doing and wanted to help establish one for his own people. When Bowen founded the […]

All YMCA of Greater Oklahoma City locations will be closed on Thursday, July 4 in observance of Independence Day. 24/7 access will continue to be available at locations where the service is offered. Work out with us anytime with YMCA360.