I am a proud African American, and my object is a penny. I chose a penny because Abraham Lincoln is on it. This represents my culture because Abraham Lincoln freed slaves. He made sure that people of color had better life than they did. This penny also represents some of the roughest and hardest times for my people. We've been through slavery and segregation, police brutality and black on black crime. I am still proud of my culture and how far my people have come.