Today, at 6:01pm, a bell will toll at the National Civil Rights Museum to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Formerly known as the Loraine Motel, it was one of the "blacks only" motels in Memphis. A wreath hangs from the railing where he was standing at that fatal moment and the room he was staying in has been kept as he left it. I was not here in 1968, however I am told that the city, already on the edge of exploding due to the underpaid Black sanitation workers striking (which is why King was here in the first place), exploded. By the Blacks in pain and anger over King's killing, and the Whites celebrating like the Palestinians celebrated when the news of 9/11 broke there. Not one of our proudest moments.