It is said that clothes make the man. America's NPR bring us one such story from America's past of Rev. Jesse Routté. An African-American, Routté was able to pass freely in the South and dine in white only areas simply by changing his dress. By donning robes, a turban, and modifying his accent Routté was able to transcend colour. His son, comments on his father:
The entire article can be found on NPR and is worth a read.