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The Center for Global Studies was built as the university gymnasium. On October 12, 1964, the West Pine gym hosted a standing room only audience of 3,900 who came to listen to Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. speak, October 12, 1964. Two days later, Dr. King learned that he had been awarded the 1964 Nobel Peace Prize. Dr. King would later observe that he had "rarely appeared before an audience which accorded him the warm hospitality and thoughtful attention" the students had afforded him.
This point of interest is part of the tour: The Pilgrim's Path at Saint Louis University