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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.
The word "brave" has really been diluted lately through overuse, but it absolutely applies to this guy and all the others like him. I hope he reached a point in his life where he felt safe enough to relax and reap some of the benefits of having such strong character.