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Black Studies Center includes two African American newspapers: Chicago Defender (1910-1975) and Daily Defender (1956-1975)
There are numerous digitization initiatives for local newspapers around the world. See for example the website created by the Library of Congress entitled Chronicling America: Historic American Newspapers.
See also Carol Singer's archived guide at Bowling Green State University to Historical U.S. Newspapers Online