This media table is strong and graceful, with real integrity, revealed in the characterful wood grain patterns of the warm Pippy Oak heartwood. It’s named for Daisy Bates, who passionately believed in equality for all. Made from hand-selected salvaged wood, atop industrial-chic steel legs, the Daisy table stands for sustainability and craftsmanship.
Daisy was an African-American civil rights activist, writer and publisher. After the US Supreme Court declared school segregation unconstitutional in 1954, black students were still turned away from white schools in Arkansas. Daisy and her husband, who ran a weekly newspaper, publicised this battle. On 4 Sept 1957, she tried to help nine black students attend an all-white high school in Little Rock, but angry white people and the Arkansas National Guard kept them outside. The President finally sent federal troops to protect them. On 25 September, the Little Rock Nine left Bates’ home for the first day of school.
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