Muscogee County Superior Court Judge John D. Allen was presented with the Leadership Legacy Award this morning at the 24th annual Black History observance.
Approximately 500 people attended the breakfast at the Columbus Convention and Trade Center.
Allen said he was "humbled by the honor."
The guest speaker was civil rights activist Shirley Sherrod, the former Georgia director of rural development.
"We need to deal a death blow to racism," Sherrod told those gathered.
The breakfast raised money for The House of Mercy in Columbus.