African American women rank number one in education rates for degrees conferred at degree-granting institutions. According to the National Center for Education Statistics’ 1999-2000 to 2009-10 report, “women earned the majority of degrees at all levels in 2009–10. For example, among U.S. residents, Black females earned 68 percent of associate’s degrees, 66 percent of bachelor’s degrees, 71 percent of master’s degrees, and 65 percent of all doctor’s degrees awarded to Black students” (nces.ed.gov).
Lynda Howington is a photography student at Georgia State University in Atlanta. After many years she has decided to return to school to pursue a bachelor’s degree in Photography with a minor in African American Studies. Currently, she is in her second semester at Georgia State. Howington discusses her love for photography, her decision to return to school after retirement and explains the process of what she has learned in the photography program.