Curator Earl Ijames at the Kadesh AME Zion Church

On October 22, 2021, the Kadesh Restoration Project welcomed Mr. Earl Ijames, Curator at the North Carolina Museum of History, to the Kadesh sanctuary. Mr. Ijames gave a presentation on the Bureau of Refugees, Freedmen, and Abandoned Lands at the 1767 Chowan County Courthouse earlier in the day, and then proceeded to the Kadesh AME Zion Church to discuss the history and legacy of Edenton’s community of Freedmen and -women. Also present at the event were some descendants of Hannibal Badham, Sr., who is credited with constructing the historic Kadesh Church.