In Fort Worth, the name Hazel Harvey Peace elicits fond memories to the countless citizens she impacted throughout her lifetime. Whether teaching at I. M. Terrell High School, or through her numerous other areas of outstanding service to the citizens of Fort Worth, she never missed an opportunity to teach and shape lives.
The Library Foundation is honored to play a role in continuing her legacy in Fort Worth through her generous bequest intended to support youth services. Ms. Peace was a charter board member of the Foundation and understood the importance the Library plays in the lives of the youth in Fort Worth.
"If we talk about Ms. Peace, we'll end up talking about her for a long, long time because she had such an impact on so many lives. Her reach in the community was profound." stated Library Director Dr. Gleniece Robinson, on a recent tour of the Central Library Hazel Harvey Peace Youth Center.
Her impact continues to this day as approximately 3,000 visitors come each week to visit the Hazel Harvey Peace Youth Center and utilize the many resources it offers.