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Antiwar Activist Celeste Zappala Embraces Friend During Rumsfeld Visit
Philadelphia
2005
Jim MacMillan

Original caption: Celeste Zappala of Philadelphia, right, mother of U.S. Army Sgt. Sherwood Baker of Wilkes-Barre, PA, who was killed in Baghdad last year, hugs Michael Berg, father of young American entrepreneur Nick Berg, who was also killed in Iraq, during a demonstration on South Broad Street Wednesday. About 50 members from several regional peace groups gathered for the protest and a reading of names of U.S. and Iraqi war dead, during a visit by U.S. Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld, who was in Philadelphia to address the World Affairs Council.

I took this photo about a month after I returned from covering the war in Iraq for a year for The Associated Press. Six years later, I interviewed Celeste when I was producing War News Radio at Swarthmore: Honking for Peace: Two Seconds of Solidarity

By Jim MacMillan

Jim MacMillan is the founder and director of the Philadelphia Center for Gun Violence Reporting and the assistant director of the Logan Center for Urban Investigative Reporting at Temple University. He has been a fellow at the Reynolds Journalism Institute, the Dart Center for Journalism and Trauma and the Knight-Wallace Fellows, as well as a visiting assistant professor at the University of Missouri School of Journalism and Swarthmore College. Previously, MacMillan spent 17 years at the Philadelphia Daily News and photographed the war in Iraq for The Associated Press, after which he and his team were awarded The Pulitzer Prize.