Judge Greg Mathis
In 1995 Judge Greg Mathis was elected one of the youngest Judges in America. His election became a national success story and a symbol of hope for urban youth that are struggling to overcome the modern-day pressures and hardships of poverty, drugs, and violence. A former street youth and high school drop out, Mathis' lawlessness brought him before a judge who cared, a judge who ordered the teenaged dropout to get a G.E.D or face jail time. He obtained his G.E.D as ordered by the judge and went on to become a lawyer, a committed civil rights activist, public servant and currently a TV judge with his own nationally syndicated show distributed by the WB television channel.
After graduating from college he continued his civil rights activities as an activist with Rev. Jesse Jackson's Operation P.U.S.H.. Judge Mathis is a prolific fundraiser having raised over $1 million for civil rights, political, church and youth causes. Judge Mathis is a lifetime member of the NAACP. His success story is chronicled in the musical play Inner City Miracle written and directed by Broadway playwright Ron Milner, and a forthcoming book and movie.