C.E. Harrison (he/him/his) is the Communications Manager at Keshet and a former writer/editor for the Union for Reform Judaism; he is an alumnus of the 2018 JewV’Nation Fellowship’s Jews of Color Leadership Cohort. C.E. also contributes to USA TODAY and is a Professional Certified Marketer® (PCM®) and Certified Digital Marketing Professional (CDMP) with dual certification from the American Marketing Association and Digital Marketing Institute. C.E. lives with his partner and four pets in metro Detroit, where he serves on Temple Beth El’s Board of Trustees and is actively involved with his local Jewish Federation.
What is Juneteenth to a Black Jew?
Even though the Emancipation Proclamation declared all enslaved people free on January 1, 1863, it was not fully enforced until two and a half years later.