Central Primary School students in Trey Veazey’s third-grade class hosted Feb. 27 a Black History Month art exhibition and Readers Theatre performances.

Visitors watched as the Gonzales-area school students performed a one-act play, “Sitting Down for Dr. King,” Veazey said.

Students also took part in an African-American Read-In program, which dates back to a 1989 meeting by the Black Caucus of the National Council of Teachers of English that decided to sponsor a nationwide read-in to promote literacy and honor Black History Month, he said.

At read-ins, participants read books, poems and speeches authored by African-Americans.

Student artwork also was on display.

Taking part in the program were Emma Ayo, Aiden Tanner, Alazia McGee, Rylan Hall, Kortnie Guay, Jay Taylor, Ramsie Penny, Olivia Streich, Bryce Francis, Carlos Cantu, Anthony Talbert, Caymen Tureau, Aspyn McNeil, Ava LeBlanc, Makai Auld, Peyton Ducote, Makala Borland, Hunter Bottoms, Madison Frame, Mary Lorino, A.J. Amorello, Braylon Redditt, Brenden Jones, Paislie Daigle, Hance Roussel, Eian Jackson, Kimberlyn Donaldson, Izaiah Garza-Fabian, Laiten Lessard, Jacie Johnson, Cosntance Harvey, Mya Keirnan, Alex Babin, Isabella Lambert, Jackson Cortez, Carson Guedry, Kamden Bruno, Owen Soniat and Veazey.