This reading lesson includes a 2 ½ page biography of Booker T. Washington followed by 20 multiple choice questions. The first page provides a Vocabulary Word Bank that serves as a tool for students to better understand what they are reading. The word bank could also be used as a vocabulary study for which you later want to test their word knowledge. The biography highlights the life achievements of Booker T. Washington, presenting him as the educator, who founded the Tuskegee Institute in Alabama, known today as Tuskegee University. Washington’s roles as orator, author, and political advisor are also presented. The multiple choice questions promote the following reading comprehension skills: Determining main ideas, locating details, identifying character traits, making inferences, sequencing events, distinguishing facts from opinions, and recognizing author’s purpose. Five public domain photographs are included of Booker T. Washington showing him at various stages of his life. One photo is the1940 U.S. postage stamp with his image. The ninth page is the answer key.