Joe Carter (1909-?) was a minister and farmer. A native of Louisiana, Carter lived and worked in West Feliciana Parish, Louisiana. In August 1962 Carter attempted to register to vote and was incarcerated for 13 hours as a result. The following October, with the support of voter registration workers affiliated with the Congress of Racial Equality, Carter again attempted to register to vote. On October 17, 1963, he became the first African American registered to vote in West Feliciana Parish in 61 years.