Oliver O. Howard
Oliver O. Howard was most known for being the first and only commissioner of the Freedmen's Bureau, a Bureau dedicated to protecting and promoting black rights and helping African Americans through rough times. It was especially helpful in the South, where racism was rampant. The most widely recognized achievement of the Freedmen's Bureau is its accomplishments in the field of education. Former slaves were peacefully educated and were taught to function in current society. Howard was a strong supporter of the education department of the Bureau. By 1870, more then 1000 schools were open in the South for freedmen.