Article Photos: ‘The Help' renews interest in women who clean homes, now and in the past 2/9

Mary Upshaw McClendon, 87, founded the Household Workers Organization in 1969. The new movie "The Help" highlights the plight of women who worked cleaning the homes of others at a time when that was almost the only job available for them. McClatchy-Tribune photo <strong>REGINA H. BOONE</strong>