What was the target audience for the writers and artists of the Harlem Renaissance?

Black writers and artists of the Harlem Renaissance did not want to write like other writers had.

They agreed that their work might have a racial theme, but would be for both black and non-black audiences. Previous black writing featured grinning characters who spoke poor English, but the new writers did not want to write that way.

More books were published by black authors during the 1920s than any other decade in American history.

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