How did martin Luther king jr viewed the turn toward violence by black nationalists for the civil rights movement?
The Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. did not actually start the civil rights movement. However, he became a widely popular leader of the movement, in part by leading protests at some of the hot spots in the South. Dr. King taught people to resist without violence, a tactic that swung great popular sympathy to the movement.
Martin Luther King Jr. did not believe in violence against anyone. He knew that using violence to "prove a point", if that's what you'd call it, would only hurt the Civil Rights Movement. MLK did not want to make his point through violence, but through principle and dignity. His use of nonviolent protests is why he was so much more successful than many other Civil Rights Leaders.
Martin Luther King (Jnr), originally Micheal Luther King (Jnr), didn't believe in violence and took it upon himself to end segregation in the USA. He succeeded. He believed that Violence, when used, only increased the violence. A quote from his speech shows this remarkably well; 'Violence only begets violence... Hate cannot end hate, only love can do that'