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Clarence Page: J.D. Vance seeks to build bridges, maybe even among Republicans

As a high school student, bestselling“ Hillbilly Elegy” author J.D. So did the host of our discussion, Bob Woodson, a former civil rights activist and founding head of the 40- year-old Woodson Center, based in Washington. After all, he’ s the one who turned his humble working-class upbringing in Kentucky and our shared hometown of Middletown, Ohio, into a cultural and...

As a high school student, bestselling “Hillbilly Elegy” author J.D. Vance recalled, “People talked about Clarence as someone to look up to.”

“Not when I was there,” I interrupted.

And we laughed like two people who went to the same high school, although in vastly different decades.

So did the host of our discussion, Bob Woodson, a former civil rights activist and founding head of the 40-year-old Woodson Center, based in Washington.

After I

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