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Founder of the Secular Coalition for America.
Herb Silverman is founder of the Secular Coalition for America and founder of the Secular Humanists of the Lowcountry in Charleston, South Carolina. He ran for Governor of South Carolina in 1990 to challenge the state provision that prohibited atheists from holding public office. After an eight-year battle, he won a unanimous decision in the South Carolina Supreme Court that nullified the anti-atheist clause in the South Carolina Constitution. He is Distinguished Mathematics Professor Emeritus of the College of Charleston. His latest book is Candidate without a Prayer: An Autobiography of a Jewish Atheist in the Bible Belt.