CARLOS DETRES

A BETTER PLACE

Drew was a once thriving town in the Mississippi Delta that is now in the throes of economic depression.

Population 2,434 (2000 census)

Population 1,775 (2015 census)

Native son, Stafford Shurden is a judge, farmer, dad, and an entrepreneur with a restaurant in Drew, Mississippi and another in nearby Ruleville. He struggles to revive his community and keep his town alive.