The yellow-brick front of a small storefront in Clarksdale, MS, with remnants of signage and caution tape. I am interested in how remnants of commercial culture retain vestiges of the not-so-distant social and political past, in this case an ambiguous sign that may or may not have been an overt statement about American apartheid as it was being dismantled, under legal pressure, in the 1950s. Like the sign that remains, this system of separation is neither gone nor forgotten. In Mississippi, it is openly both enforced and protested far more visibly than it is in the north. Digital color photograph by American abstract realist Jo Brown, composition in white, black, gray, brown, and red, taken in 2012, edited in 2014.