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Maj. Peter L. Robinson served in WWI and taught in Washington, D.C., schools for 40 years. Some of his WWI possessions have been collected by the National Museum of African American History and Culture, opening in 2015. Courtesy Smithsonian Institution hide caption

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A Slave Trader's Buttons; The Tin Man's Costume; Bo Diddley's Hat

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The yachting cap with the black leather bill, the long white mustache and the floppy bow tie were all part of Sir Thomas Lipton's trademark "Great Lipton" persona. Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division hide caption

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Sir Thomas Lipton And His Empire Of Tea

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In his book, California Schemin', Scottish-born Gavin Bain recalls the lie that led to the creation of his rap group Silibil 'N Brains. Courtesy of artist hide caption

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The Fake 'American' Rappers Who Fooled Everyone

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