One of the two Tennessee lawmakers recently expelled from the State House for his role in the insurrection, Justin Pearson, has an interesting speaking voice. This is to say that his voice is wildly different while speaking before a pulpit than his regular conversational voice. He sounds very similar to civil rights leaders who gave passionate speeches in the late 1950s and 60s.
A person who would still speak this way today is probably close to 80 years old and can be found in a small southern black church. Pearson is about 29 years old and was born in 1994. He grew up with both his preacher father and school teacher mother. Pearson grew up in a more middle to upper-class lifestyle. His voice and terminology while giving speeches are obviously phony and put on to generate attention to whatever he is saying. To make more impact. A video from Pearson just a few years ago proves that his public speaker voice is totally inauthentic.
Anthony Brian Logan (ABL) 🇺🇸 on Twitter: “This is his regular voice https://t.co/Yfj2ggxb5a” / Twitter
Anthony Brian Logan (ABL) 🇺🇸 on Twitter: “Here’s your man Justin Pearson, one of the expelled Tennessee lawmakers, before he became a 75-year-old southern black preacher https://t.co/vTvHrdQB7U” / Twitter
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