George and Grace Seu posing as a Chinese Mandarins in a photographer's studio in Communist China, outside Hong Kong, in 1979. Grace was born in Canton, China; their families, including George's father, the patriarch Sai Yuck Seu, arranged their marriage. George, owner of a grocery store in Greenville, Mississippi, went to China for the wedding. They returned to the United States just before the Japanese invasion in 1941 cut off all possibility of leaving. George and Helen still operate Min Sang Grocery in a black neighborhood in Greenville, Mississippi. (Seu family collection. Photo taken in the 1980s)