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Lynn’s Nicole Mcclain grows into her role as a pioneer

Nicole Mcclain, founder and president of the North Shore Juneteenth Association, stands in front of the Frederick Douglass Bandstand on the Lynn Common. (Spenser Hasak)
LYNN — Nicole Mcclain contemplates her status as the first-ever Black woman to run for a citywide City Council election.  “It’s perplexing,” said Mcclain, who announced in late March that she is seeking a councilor-at-large seat. “I’m not sure why it has taken until 2021. I think it’s overdue. Absolutely.” Mcclain looks around and doesn’t…

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