WILLIAM A. OWENS, folklorist, author, and professor, was born in
Lamar County. The author of This Stubborn Soil, A Season of Weathering,
Tell Me a Story Sing Me a Song, and several novels, he also wrote
Slave Mutiny: The Revolt of the Schooner Amistad, which provided much
of the material for the Steven Spielberg film, Amistad.