In the Garden of Our Dreams : Memoirs of a Marriage by Shirlee Taylor Haizlip, Harold C. Haizlip. She was an African American princess, raised in a racially mixed Connecticut neighborhood. He came from a poor section of Washington, D.C., and supported his brilliant academic career with scholarships and part-time jobs. But when they met in 1957, their shared aspirations to "uplift the race" and force white America to accept them on their own terms drew them together. Married in 1959, the Haizlips held various socially conscious jobs while experiencing the tumult of the 1960s from an unusual vantage point. Their joint memoir sketches the evolution of both a marriage between very different personalities and the racial landscape in America.