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Indiana Raised with Mississippi Roots

Allison Ranelle Brown was born Sunday, February 8, 1976 in Indianapolis, Indiana, the first-born of three children to Rufus and Ann Brown. Both sides of her family had roots in Mississippi. As a young child, Allison was curious, ready to explore the world around her. Allison attended North Central High School in Indianapolis, where she played the saxophone and piano, often playing her mother’s favorite song, “Moonlight Sonata.” She was a fierce competitor at basketball and softball and she ran track. She loved joy-riding around the streets of Indianapolis, dancing, and listening to hip-hop.

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Indiana Raised with Mississippi Roots

Allison Ranelle Brown was born Sunday, February 8, 1976 in Indianapolis, Indiana, the first-born of three children to Rufus and Ann Brown. Both sides of her family had roots in Mississippi. As a young child, Allison was curious, ready to explore the world around her. Allison attended North Central High School in Indianapolis, where she played the saxophone and piano, often playing her mother’s favorite song, “Moonlight Sonata.” She was a fierce competitor at basketball and softball and she ran track. She loved joy-riding around the streets of Indianapolis, dancing, and listening to hip-hop.

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Indiana Raised with Mississippi Roots

Allison Ranelle Brown was born Sunday, February 8, 1976 in Indianapolis, Indiana, the first-born of three children to Rufus and Ann Brown. Both sides of her family had roots in Mississippi. As a young child, Allison was curious, ready to explore the world around her. Allison attended North Central High School in Indianapolis, where she played the saxophone and piano, often playing her mother’s favorite song, “Moonlight Sonata.” She was a fierce competitor at basketball and softball and she ran track. She loved joy-riding around the streets of Indianapolis, dancing, and listening to hip-hop.