The story

The story of the late Massachusetts Sen. Edward Kennedy is a very American story -- a very human one -- that splits the public.

iReporter Kevin Camp grew up in an anti-Ted Kennedy household, where the "very name Ted Kennedy was a profanity." His conservative father always had something bad to say about Kennedy, who served more than 40 years in the Senate.

"I grew up in a family that had a very antagonistic opinion of the man. As I became more liberal, my viewpoint changed quite a bit," Camp said. From reading voraciously and talking to a lot of people with different views, Camp said he changed. He began to see things more objectively. Read full article »

CNN's Henry Hanks and Andreas Preuss contributed to this report.

Remembering Ted Kennedy
Stay with CNN and CNN.com/live for continuing coverage of the life and death of Sen. Ted Kennedy. Memorial services will be at 4 p.m. ET on Friday, and his funeral will be at 10 a.m. ET on Saturday.