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 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.